Legacy bronze statue of Buddy 2.0 the school mascot.

Legacy bronze statue of Buddy 2.0 the school mascot.

From Patrick Ford

I'm trying to raise $8,000 to commission a life sized bronze statue of Buddy 2.0 to be presented to Beaver Lake Middle School.

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Update #8

2 months ago

Team “Buddy Believers”. We did it! Through your contributions and various side fund raising efforts, we unveiled the captivating bronze statue of Buddy 2.0 today. It was extremely heartwarming as the student body (of a thousand) and teachers walked by both “the real” Buddy and the statue.
Thanks from the bottom of my heart. You helped me make this dream come true!
Go Bulldogs!!
Patrick Ford

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"Everybody has a "Buddy" at Beaver Lake Middle School. That has been the saying for the past 24 years at BLMS. This will be Buddy's last year, so with that in mind, I'm trying to raise $8,000 dollars for a life size bronze statue to be mounted on the bench in the commons. Please visit her website for more pictures and to see the original Buddy too.

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Patrick Ford posted a new update:
2 months ago

Update #8

Team “Buddy Believers”. We did it! Through your contributions and various side fund raising efforts, we unveiled the captivating bronze statue of Buddy 2.0 today. It was extremely heartwarming as the student body (of a thousand) and teachers walked by both “the real” Buddy and the statue.
Thanks from the bottom of my heart. You helped me make this dream come true!
Go Bulldogs!!
Patrick Ford

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Patrick Ford posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #7

Buddy visited the studio today to size things up. A little more wrinkle in her face . A couple of tweaks here & there , then on to the molding process.
Thanks to all of her supporters!
Getting close to the goal, if you know any BLMS Alumni, please share.
Go Bulldogs!
Thanks.

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Patrick Ford posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #6

The Legacy Statue is becoming a reality thanks to your support.
Andrea as well as Ed are the people sculpting the clay for Two Ravens Studio. Making the bronze sculpture is a group effort by a team , as soon as the clay is approved, Mike and Nichole will work on the molding Buddy and creating her waxes. Then Morgan helps on the slurry shell creation and pours. Ian and Ed work on the last steps to do the metal work.

Getting closer to the mold. Hooray!!!

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Patrick Ford posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #5

Thanks to an article in the Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter, the fundraising is gaining steam. Thanks to ALL of you for supporting Buddy's legacy. The artist is working on the head portion of the sculpture.
http://www.issaquahreporter.com/news/beloved-mascot-of-sammamish-school-to-live-on-in-bronze-statue-after-retirement/

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Patrick Ford posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #4

The fund raising and sculpture are progressing well. Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter wrote a story about Buddy and her bronze sculpture to help me reach past students.
http://www.issaquahreporter.com/news/beloved-mascot-of-sammamish-school-to-live-on-in-bronze-statue-after-retirement/
Please feel free to share.
Thanks,
Patrick Ford & Buddy 2.0

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Patrick Ford posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #3

We have reached 25% of our goal! Thanks to all that have contributed.
2 Ravens Studio have started the armature of the bronze sculpture. Looking forward to the finished product.
If you know of any Beaver Lake Middle School alumni, please share this link with them.
Go Bulldogs!
Patrick Ford

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Patrick Ford posted a new update:
10 months ago

Update #2

Friends of Buddy 2.0, we have raised over $1,000 - thanks for your contributions! The artists have just started with the clay model, pics coming soon. The statue will be anchored to the bench going to the main gym. Please help me spread the word through your social media channels. We need to get more BLMS Alumni involved.
Cheers & Go Bulldogs!

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Patrick Ford posted a new update:
11 months ago

Update #1

Buddy met with Ed & Katrina from 2 Ravens Art Studio in Tacoma to get her measurements.
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Thanks,
Patrick Ford

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