Nov. 12, 2009
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - After fifteen years of hard work, sculptor Dawn Weimer is heading down the home stretch of her career. In 2005, Dawn agreed to create a beautiful work of art to be displayed at Hughes Stadium, since then her life has changed dramatically. This past year, Dawn learned that she suffers from Alzheimer's disease. This has slowed progress on Rocky Mountain Rumble and has Dawn's husband Tom saying this will be Dawn's last piece. To finish her final piece, Dawn and Tom need your assistance.
When Dawn and Tom launched this effort to create this enormous monument, the plan was for them to donate the sculpture to the university, and pay for the labor and materials through the sale of replica and miniature pieces. Excess proceeds were to be used to create a university scholarship. Now, a year away from the scheduled completion and installation, the Weimers need your help by purchasing one of their fine pieces. The funds derived from these sales will enable the Weimers to complete the mold and pour the bronze for the monument, as well as cap Dawn's wonderful career.
The Weimer's goal is to be able to take the monument to the game at INVESCO, before installing it at Hughes Stadium, and have the project complete before Dawn forgets what she has created.
The Weimers have made a generous offer to all Ram Club members by offering them a limited time special offer of 50% off the "Old Man" and "Challenger" Ram head pieces that normally sell for $900, until Dec 15, 2009. These are both mounted on Italian green marble and have been set up to be used as bookends or paperweights. They will also extend a 30% discount for all other replica pieces. As an extra incentive, each purchased piece will be personalized, making it one of a kind. If someone is to purchase both medium sized head studies, they will qualify to have their name on all four permanent plaques, located under the Monument and at three other sites on campus. If you cannot afford to get both at once, purchase one and Tom will reserve the other one for you at this same price for up two years after your original order.
If you want your initials put into the metal, Tom will do that also. After the RMR Bronze Monument is installed, and you decide you want to trade in your $450 head study for a larger, more expensive RMR bronze replica, Tom will credit you $900 in trade against a $1600 purchase or more. He will also lock in the present discounted prices for those who order now for the next two years.
The CSU Athletic Department urges your support for this project. "Having Rocky Mountain Rumble at Hughes Stadium will add to the game day experience as it signifies the battling spirit of the Rams. Dawn's tireless efforts in seeing this project through are a testament to her professionalism and her desire to help CSU," says athletic director Paul Kowalczyk.
For more information on this special project, and to preview Rocky Mountain Rumble and see the different replicas, visit www.dawnweimer.com.
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