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RE: DEDICATION DATE SET FOR DIESEL MEMORIAL SCULPTURE
Could the shirt be created, with approval from the U, as a one time fundraising strategy? Buy a ton of them low and sell them for double. More options might turn into more money. Instead of just asking people to donate, give them options. If there is a stand or something, there's a good chance a few people might toss a few bucks into a donation can. However, the door would be open for more to donate/ each donor to give more if they get something tangible in return. Finally, some people who aren't interested in donating might just buy the shirt because it's cool (that's still money towards the project)?

Disregard if this idea was already kicked around. I donated and then have only followed the project via the email update i receive.
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I do not attend weeknight games, but I will try to make it to the EMU game on October 26 for the dedication.
08-31-2017 01:04 PM
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(08-31-2017 01:04 PM)Dog Fan Wrote:  I do not attend weeknight games, but I will try to make it to the EMU game on October 26 for the dedication.

That is awesome. Thanks so much! 04-cheers
I would not have come to this game myself but we had to have a game when all of us on the committee could attend (HuskieBob is in FL so he has to fly back) that also worked with NIU. maybe we will luck out & have balmy nice weather. I hope so.

It will be our last game for the season that my sons & I attend probably.
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RE: DEDICATION DATE SET FOR DIESEL MEMORIAL SCULPTURE
(08-31-2017 10:44 AM)NIUranger34 Wrote:  Could the shirt be created, with approval from the U, as a one time fundraising strategy? Buy a ton of them low and sell them for double. More options might turn into more money. Instead of just asking people to donate, give them options. If there is a stand or something, there's a good chance a few people might toss a few bucks into a donation can. However, the door would be open for more to donate/ each donor to give more if they get something tangible in return. Finally, some people who aren't interested in donating might just buy the shirt because it's cool (that's still money towards the project)?

Disregard if this idea was already kicked around. I donated and then have only followed the project via the email update i receive.

It is very difficult to get approval with the Collegiate licensing issues to even get the shirt made once. ( the logistics of the problems are over my pay grade!) I agree it would be very cool to have the shirts to sell but it's too complicated to have it happen.

We have reached a critical point now. The sculpture is complete at the foundry & a date of Oct. 26, 2017 has been set for the dedication. The sculpture must be installed prior to the dedication - that means pouring the concrete base, anchoring it, anchoring the sculpture to the base, installing a plaque and a few other things. All of that installation takes money. We must pay for all of that as well as pay the final cost of the sculpture.
It is my hope that people who have not donated yet will still step up and make a donation to the cause. The reward is a beautiful remembrance of a much loved mascot and the opportunity to have fun and high five with him for generations to come. I believe that people will be blown away by this sculpture when they see it . It is VERY cool!
I look forward to seeing many people on facebook & NIU Media services showing pics of people high fiving with Diesel...their kids high fiving with Diesel. :-)
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RE: DEDICATION DATE SET FOR DIESEL MEMORIAL SCULPTURE
(08-31-2017 10:44 AM)NIUranger34 Wrote:  Could the shirt be created, with approval from the U, as a one time fundraising strategy? Buy a ton of them low and sell them for double. More options might turn into more money. Instead of just asking people to donate, give them options. If there is a stand or something, there's a good chance a few people might toss a few bucks into a donation can. However, the door would be open for more to donate/ each donor to give more if they get something tangible in return. Finally, some people who aren't interested in donating might just buy the shirt because it's cool (that's still money towards the project)?

Disregard if this idea was already kicked around. I donated and then have only followed the project via the email update i receive.

NIURanger - here is a current pic of the sculpture - taken in July. It just needed to have patina applied to it then. Article from the Northern Star.

http://northernstar.info/news/campus/art...66c49.html
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(08-31-2017 03:01 PM)HuskieFootball Addict Wrote:  
(08-31-2017 10:44 AM)NIUranger34 Wrote:  Could the shirt be created, with approval from the U, as a one time fundraising strategy? Buy a ton of them low and sell them for double. More options might turn into more money. Instead of just asking people to donate, give them options. If there is a stand or something, there's a good chance a few people might toss a few bucks into a donation can. However, the door would be open for more to donate/ each donor to give more if they get something tangible in return. Finally, some people who aren't interested in donating might just buy the shirt because it's cool (that's still money towards the project)?

Disregard if this idea was already kicked around. I donated and then have only followed the project via the email update i receive.

It is very difficult to get approval with the Collegiate licensing issues to even get the shirt made once. ( the logistics of the problems are over my pay grade!) I agree it would be very cool to have the shirts to sell but it's too complicated to have it happen.

We have reached a critical point now. The sculpture is complete at the foundry & a date of Oct. 26, 2017 has been set for the dedication. The sculpture must be installed prior to the dedication - that means pouring the concrete base, anchoring it, anchoring the sculpture to the base, installing a plaque and a few other things. All of that installation takes money. We must pay for all of that as well as pay the final cost of the sculpture.
It is my hope that people who have not donated yet will still step up and make a donation to the cause. The reward is a beautiful remembrance of a much loved mascot and the opportunity to have fun and high five with him for generations to come. I believe that people will be blown away by this sculpture when they see it . It is VERY cool!
I look forward to seeing many people on facebook & NIU Media services showing pics of people high fiving with Diesel...their kids high fiving with Diesel. :-)

What happens if we don't get that much money by then? After all this time we seem to be well short of the original goal.
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(08-31-2017 03:04 PM)HuskieFootball Addict Wrote:  
(08-31-2017 10:44 AM)NIUranger34 Wrote:  Could the shirt be created, with approval from the U, as a one time fundraising strategy? Buy a ton of them low and sell them for double. More options might turn into more money. Instead of just asking people to donate, give them options. If there is a stand or something, there's a good chance a few people might toss a few bucks into a donation can. However, the door would be open for more to donate/ each donor to give more if they get something tangible in return. Finally, some people who aren't interested in donating might just buy the shirt because it's cool (that's still money towards the project)?

Disregard if this idea was already kicked around. I donated and then have only followed the project via the email update i receive.

NIURanger - here is a current pic of the sculpture - taken in July. It just needed to have patina applied to it then. Article from the Northern Star.

http://northernstar.info/news/campus/art...66c49.html

My gosh, if only Renee could redo the PigDog!! 04-rock
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How many criers will there be? Cheerdad better bring tissues, he will be a mess.
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Couldn't find the link to donate. Eventually did via a Tribune story, but the donation link should be stuck to the top of this thread.
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(09-02-2017 09:44 PM)Skinut Wrote:  Couldn't find the link to donate. Eventually did via a Tribune story, but the donation link should be stuck to the top of this thread.

Diesel Memorial Project GFM page
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