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DEDICATION DATE SET FOR DIESEL MEMORIAL SCULPTURE
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
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RE: DEDICATION DATE SET FOR DIESEL MEMORIAL SCULPTURE
In case anyone needs the information -

https://www.gofundme.com/uqs9qmrn


or send a donation directly to our bank made to the Diesel Memorial Project ...
First National Bank of DeKalb
Attn: deposits
141 W Lincoln HWY
DeKalb, IL 60115

The Diesel Memorial Project is a registered not for profit your donation may be tax deductible.

Thanks again to all of you! Hope to see you at the dedication!
08-18-2017 11:20 AM
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RE: DEDICATION DATE SET FOR DIESEL MEMORIAL SCULPTURE
Thanks for the update, and thanks to you and everyone else making this possible.
08-18-2017 11:21 AM
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Hey i donated anonymously =/

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(08-18-2017 11:31 AM)Stay Cool Wrote:  Hey i donated anonymously =/

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Thank you so much :-)
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(08-18-2017 11:39 AM)HuskieFootball Addict Wrote:  
(08-18-2017 11:31 AM)Stay Cool Wrote:  Hey i donated anonymously =/

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Thank you so much :-)


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Really great work by everyone who has been leading the project.

It's been driven by the kind of warmth and joy that Huskie life has lacked the last couple years.
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HFA - you beat me to it. I was going to post a thread reminding everyone that every little bit helps.

If you want to be a part of the Huskie spirit -- and have something tangible that will live forever that you can point to and say, "I helped make that happen," this is your chance.

The sculpture is beautiful, and is just the right size for your son or daughter or grandson or granddaughter to "high five" on his/her way into Huskie stadium, just like Diesel did.

So, what do you say? Can you chip in $15 today?

I chipped in today. Pat Schiller did a few days ago. John Ivanic, Bob and Carol Smith, Milam Audio, many others citing that they are our MAC Brethren. If they can, you can. So, let's see this through to the finish. Thanks to all that have donated, and to those about to. Momentum baby!

Join the giving club by clicking here and share a piece of the Husky future!
https://www.gofundme.com/uqs9qmrn
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RE: DEDICATION DATE SET FOR DIESEL MEMORIAL SCULPTURE
(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 twice on the website approximately 120 days apart. I believe I just used my full name, not my user name on the Dog Pound.
08-18-2017 12:16 PM
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RE: DEDICATION DATE SET FOR DIESEL MEMORIAL SCULPTURE
(08-18-2017 12:16 PM)Huskie Tom 51 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 twice on the website approximately 120 days apart. I believe I just used my full name, not my user name on the Dog Pound.

Same here, just glad to see it's going up.
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