Col. Rock IV: WIU Live Mascot

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This campaign ended on April 25, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Western Illinois University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorDave and Jackie Thompson matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,500Just for Col. Rock Live Mascot Fund
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The Western Challenge 2024
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The 'Necks' Big Thing

The 'Necks' Big Thing for Everyone's Favorite Mascot

Colonel Rock IV ("Ray"), our beloved live mascot is a fixture at games, local schools, and countless campus and community events, spreading joy and Leatherneck Pride as Western's "big man on campus."

This year, your Western Challenge gift will help fund a small building to make Ray's program equipment centralized on campus and easily accessible and a Dog Share Library housed at the Jackie and Dave Thompson Dog park (as well as Ray's care, training, accommodations, and all the treats he deserves!)

Thank you for ensuring that every live mascot lives on in the hearts and minds of Leathernecks everywhere with your support of the Live Mascot program.


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Gradhat icon57%Alumni
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Friends icon37%Friends
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