Cedar Rapids Washington selling Dr. Ralph Plagman bobbleheads to raise money for baseball field improvements

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Washington is making $300,000 in improvements to its varsity baseball field, and has come up with a unique way to help raise that money.

The school is selling bobbleheads of longtime principal Dr. Ralph Plagman for $25 apiece. The bobblehead has a smiling Plagman holding up his right thumb, with the saying “It’s a great day to be a Warrior” scripted on the base.

“I had created a bobblehead for a marketing promotion we did for a new product launch,” said Washington parent Steve Bosking, who is marketing director for Lil’ Drug Store. “It was really cool. So when my wife, Jenny, and I were thinking of ways to raise money, she remembered that, and the fact that Dr. Plagman has been so popular for so many years. We did some informal research about the idea, and 100 percent of the people I talked to thought it was a great idea.”

Bosking said over 300 Plagman bobbleheads have been purchased, with a couple hundred more available. You can contact him at if interested in purchasing one or more.

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