Eugene the Jeep is still alive in the race to win $2000 for the Northeast Dubois school athletic department. The USA Today Best Mascot Invitational sponsor extended the regional round of voting into this week after website issues kept people from voting last week during the originally scheduled time frame.

The regional round is scheduled to start back up today at 3 pm and will run through 3 pm Wednesday. The top six in the region will then compete in the national round, which begins at 11 am Thursday and is scheduled to conclude at 3 pm next Wednesday.

The Jeep is currently in third place in the regional with over 2 million votes. The first place school in the region, Centralia High School in Illinois, currently has over 4 million votes.