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RE: DEDICATION DATE SET FOR DIESEL MEMORIAL SCULPTURE
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Thanks Rocket Fan, pretty unusual to get donations like this from a fan of another program.

My NIU/Toledo history goes back to the early 70s and the Chuck Ealey era. Chuck was an outstanding QB in the MAC and the CFL. It was a joy to watch him play and a shame that he is not in the College Football Hall of Fame. Back then it was pretty much impossible for a MAC player to qualify.
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RE: DEDICATION DATE SET FOR DIESEL MEMORIAL SCULPTURE
Is there going to be any fundraising done at the games? Either walking around or at a set spot, or two. Will NIU allow any fundraising on the grounds?
08-21-2017 12:07 AM
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(08-21-2017 12:07 AM)NIUSAE Wrote:  Is there going to be any fundraising done at the games? Either walking around or at a set spot, or two. Will NIU allow any fundraising on the grounds?

Yes.
08-21-2017 06:40 AM
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RE: DEDICATION DATE SET FOR DIESEL MEMORIAL SCULPTURE
(08-20-2017 10:14 AM)Stpetebeachrocketfan Wrote:  
(08-18-2017 11:12 AM)HuskieFootball Addict Wrote:  HuskieBob posted in the Diesel Memorial thread but I wanted to be sure no one missed seeing it so I'm putting this in with our main threads.

NIU asked us to change our original dedication date of the Diesel Memorial sculpture & we have all agreed on Oct. 26, 2017 before the EMU game. Before anyone mentions that it is a weeknight etc. etc. please know that we needed a date that the entire committee as well as our artist, Renee Bemis, and other NIU dignitaries could all attend. 10/26/17 was the date that worked.
The committee is made up of 4 people plus our artist and we are pretty spread out with HuskieBob in Florida & me a couple hours away. Logistics sometimes were tricky to get this memorial completed but with the dedication of everyone it is happening!

I re-read the original Diesel Memorial thread and the very first post of the thread from NIU Drew pretty much started this whole thing. NIU Drew has not posted or been active on the board since 9/26/2015. I don't know where he is or if he will see this but I want to convey my heartfelt thanks to him for his genuine caring he showed with his post. It is the spirit of the Diesel Memorial & the inspiration that got this ball rolling ...soon to be a reality.

NIU Drew posted 9/15/15 "I was really sad to hear the news about Diesel. He brought a lot of joy to fans at the stadium and watching on TV. It seems like every game broadcast, both local and national, the crew commented on the beautiful dog named Diesel. He was there for almost all of NIU’s rise to prominence as a mid-major power, and absolutely deserves a spot in the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame. He was the one constant during those years which saw various coaches, athletic directors, and players cycle through the program. He even provided the most shared NIU sports moment in history with his signature high five.

Some have mentioned a statue. I don’t know the feasibility in terms of donors, but I would love to see a statue of Diesel in front of the West side where everyone walks by -- one that is low to the ground in his signature high five pose. Kids would be high-fiving him back and having photo opportunities every Saturday for years.


We will miss you, buddy. I hope you are rollin in the snow somewhere on the other side.
"

Here too is the list of people who pledged a donation. Thanks to all of you for your generosity! If you pledged & forgot you did, we sure could use your donation as we are still fund raising. As always, please tell your NIU friends & family about the project. It has taken some time but we are almost there! Go Huskies!

Thanks to:

Huskiebob
Klake87
BobL
HFA
Dog Fan
niuguy
NIUHuskie4life
Sarasotahuskie
BleedsHuskieRed
HuskiePride12
armour248
NIU007
Enaiu
toddjnsn
baltimorehuskie
chihuskie
prairiedawg
machoman83
DieHardHuskie
MileHighHuskie
Skinut
zdsmith
MissionFan73
NIU75
NIUranger34

I donated as well.

I knew that someone from Toledo had & I was very touched by that kind gesture from you and from ToddJnsn as well - thanks Todd & St. PeteRocket Fan. Appreciate the support very very much. 04-cheers 04-bow
08-22-2017 11:05 AM
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RE: DEDICATION DATE SET FOR DIESEL MEMORIAL SCULPTURE
(08-22-2017 11:05 AM)HuskieFootball Addict Wrote:  
(08-20-2017 10:14 AM)Stpetebeachrocketfan Wrote:  
(08-18-2017 11:12 AM)HuskieFootball Addict Wrote:  HuskieBob posted in the Diesel Memorial thread but I wanted to be sure no one missed seeing it so I'm putting this in with our main threads.

NIU asked us to change our original dedication date of the Diesel Memorial sculpture & we have all agreed on Oct. 26, 2017 before the EMU game. Before anyone mentions that it is a weeknight etc. etc. please know that we needed a date that the entire committee as well as our artist, Renee Bemis, and other NIU dignitaries could all attend. 10/26/17 was the date that worked.
The committee is made up of 4 people plus our artist and we are pretty spread out with HuskieBob in Florida & me a couple hours away. Logistics sometimes were tricky to get this memorial completed but with the dedication of everyone it is happening!

I re-read the original Diesel Memorial thread and the very first post of the thread from NIU Drew pretty much started this whole thing. NIU Drew has not posted or been active on the board since 9/26/2015. I don't know where he is or if he will see this but I want to convey my heartfelt thanks to him for his genuine caring he showed with his post. It is the spirit of the Diesel Memorial & the inspiration that got this ball rolling ...soon to be a reality.

NIU Drew posted 9/15/15 "I was really sad to hear the news about Diesel. He brought a lot of joy to fans at the stadium and watching on TV. It seems like every game broadcast, both local and national, the crew commented on the beautiful dog named Diesel. He was there for almost all of NIU’s rise to prominence as a mid-major power, and absolutely deserves a spot in the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame. He was the one constant during those years which saw various coaches, athletic directors, and players cycle through the program. He even provided the most shared NIU sports moment in history with his signature high five.

Some have mentioned a statue. I don’t know the feasibility in terms of donors, but I would love to see a statue of Diesel in front of the West side where everyone walks by -- one that is low to the ground in his signature high five pose. Kids would be high-fiving him back and having photo opportunities every Saturday for years.


We will miss you, buddy. I hope you are rollin in the snow somewhere on the other side.
"

Here too is the list of people who pledged a donation. Thanks to all of you for your generosity! If you pledged & forgot you did, we sure could use your donation as we are still fund raising. As always, please tell your NIU friends & family about the project. It has taken some time but we are almost there! Go Huskies!

Thanks to:

Huskiebob
Klake87
BobL
HFA
Dog Fan
niuguy
NIUHuskie4life
Sarasotahuskie
BleedsHuskieRed
HuskiePride12
armour248
NIU007
Enaiu
toddjnsn
baltimorehuskie
chihuskie
prairiedawg
machoman83
DieHardHuskie
MileHighHuskie
Skinut
zdsmith
MissionFan73
NIU75
NIUranger34

I donated as well.

I knew that someone from Toledo had & I was very touched by that kind gesture from you and from ToddJnsn as well - thanks Todd & St. PeteRocket Fan. Appreciate the support very very much. 04-cheers 04-bow

These two guys always touch me. 04-bolt
08-22-2017 11:07 AM
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RE: DEDICATION DATE SET FOR DIESEL MEMORIAL SCULPTURE
(08-21-2017 06:40 AM)huskiebob Wrote:  
(08-21-2017 12:07 AM)NIUSAE Wrote:  Is there going to be any fundraising done at the games? Either walking around or at a set spot, or two. Will NIU allow any fundraising on the grounds?

Yes.

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08-22-2017 11:16 AM
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RE: DEDICATION DATE SET FOR DIESEL MEMORIAL SCULPTURE
(08-22-2017 11:07 AM)Dog Fan Wrote:  
(08-22-2017 11:05 AM)HuskieFootball Addict Wrote:  
(08-20-2017 10:14 AM)Stpetebeachrocketfan Wrote:  
(08-18-2017 11:12 AM)HuskieFootball Addict Wrote:  HuskieBob posted in the Diesel Memorial thread but I wanted to be sure no one missed seeing it so I'm putting this in with our main threads.

NIU asked us to change our original dedication date of the Diesel Memorial sculpture & we have all agreed on Oct. 26, 2017 before the EMU game. Before anyone mentions that it is a weeknight etc. etc. please know that we needed a date that the entire committee as well as our artist, Renee Bemis, and other NIU dignitaries could all attend. 10/26/17 was the date that worked.
The committee is made up of 4 people plus our artist and we are pretty spread out with HuskieBob in Florida & me a couple hours away. Logistics sometimes were tricky to get this memorial completed but with the dedication of everyone it is happening!

I re-read the original Diesel Memorial thread and the very first post of the thread from NIU Drew pretty much started this whole thing. NIU Drew has not posted or been active on the board since 9/26/2015. I don't know where he is or if he will see this but I want to convey my heartfelt thanks to him for his genuine caring he showed with his post. It is the spirit of the Diesel Memorial & the inspiration that got this ball rolling ...soon to be a reality.

NIU Drew posted 9/15/15 "I was really sad to hear the news about Diesel. He brought a lot of joy to fans at the stadium and watching on TV. It seems like every game broadcast, both local and national, the crew commented on the beautiful dog named Diesel. He was there for almost all of NIU’s rise to prominence as a mid-major power, and absolutely deserves a spot in the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame. He was the one constant during those years which saw various coaches, athletic directors, and players cycle through the program. He even provided the most shared NIU sports moment in history with his signature high five.

Some have mentioned a statue. I don’t know the feasibility in terms of donors, but I would love to see a statue of Diesel in front of the West side where everyone walks by -- one that is low to the ground in his signature high five pose. Kids would be high-fiving him back and having photo opportunities every Saturday for years.


We will miss you, buddy. I hope you are rollin in the snow somewhere on the other side.
"

Here too is the list of people who pledged a donation. Thanks to all of you for your generosity! If you pledged & forgot you did, we sure could use your donation as we are still fund raising. As always, please tell your NIU friends & family about the project. It has taken some time but we are almost there! Go Huskies!

Thanks to:

Huskiebob
Klake87
BobL
HFA
Dog Fan
niuguy
NIUHuskie4life
Sarasotahuskie
BleedsHuskieRed
HuskiePride12
armour248
NIU007
Enaiu
toddjnsn
baltimorehuskie
chihuskie
prairiedawg
machoman83
DieHardHuskie
MileHighHuskie
Skinut
zdsmith
MissionFan73
NIU75
NIUranger34

I donated as well.

I knew that someone from Toledo had & I was very touched by that kind gesture from you and from ToddJnsn as well - thanks Todd & St. PeteRocket Fan. Appreciate the support very very much. 04-cheers 04-bow

These two guys always touch me. 04-bolt

yea...you better get out of here! lol
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(08-18-2017 08:56 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  Kudos to the entire committee for your dedication and hard work! I just wish the dedication was before Homecoming so more people could be there. But, I understand why it's not with lots of activities taking place at Homecoming. Maybe the dedication could be on ESPN3.


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I REALLY like this idea! We are going to check on this - thanks DogFan :-)
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I'm sure Mission is a good dog. That said, he is no Diesel. RIP.
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(08-19-2017 07:50 PM)toddjnsn Wrote:  Wow, I can't believe this all has gone thru. It seems like ages ago this whole idea started. I may have to find a way to make that Diesel TShirt. :)

I would LOVE to see you make that Diesel T-shirt! It was an awesome design, Todd. 04-cheers
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