IISOH Sculpture Gardens Endowment
A. Thomas Schomberg, 1982
State College, Pennsylvania
The original bronze statue of ROCKY was created by Colorado artist A. Thomas Schomberg
for Sylvester Stallone. Stallone used the statue in his film Rocky III and it originally stood in front of the
Philadelphia Museum of Art at the top of the steps. The statue was later moved to the sports complex in
South Philadelphia and stood in front of the First Union Spectrum. In 2006 Stallone made his sixth ROCKY
movie and the statue was moved again to a permanent location in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
where it can be seen today. The statue in Philadelphia is known as ROCKY #1.
See that statue in an image provided to us courtesy of Schomberg Studios....ROCKY #1.
The Artist, A. Thomas Schomberg, made a limited edition of three of these statues.
We want ROCKY #3 to stand in front of our Museum in Central Pennsylvania.
The IISOH will acquire this original bronze sculpture through the generosity of a single donor
or multiple donors. In fact, we are seeking 350,000 donors who will each donate $10.00.
We have begun this $3.5 million fundraising campaign in order to fund the General Endowment
which will be used to purchase ROCKY #3 and also to further support the mission of the IISOH
with offices, staff, storage facilities and acquisition of land for the library and museum.
In grateful appreciation for their generous support the IISOH will publically acknowledge all donors
on our web site at this page: Acknowledgement Page -- Charter Membership Fundraising Campaign
In addition, every CHARTER MEMBER ($25.00 donation or more) will be permanently acknowledged when we construct the Library and Museum
by having their name memorialized in some format in the entry hall to the building.
A donation of over $2 million will earn the donor naming rights for one of the endowments,
such as the Sculpture Garden Endowment, Boxing Endowment or the General Fund endowment,
subject to the final approval of the Board of Directors of the IISOH.
Return to the ENDOWMENTS PAGE for other STATUARY GARDEN endowment possibilities,
such as the DISCUS THROWER or SEATED BOXER.
For information on other endowment projects, such as WRESTLING go to the SUBJECT AREAS page.
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Meet the Board of Directors here
Make a donation or JOIN and become a Charter Member
Building Plans. Read about the project and the facilties that are planned
Contact the IISOH
International Institute for Sport History
Library and Museum
PO Box 175
State College, PA, USA 16804
Board of Directors:
Mr. Harvey Abrams, President
Mr. Art Donahoe, Vice President
Mr. Josh Henson, Esquire
Ms. Paula Donahoe
Capt. Josiah Henson, USN, retired (deceased)
The International Institute for Sport History is a non-profit educational, literary and research corporation
under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and is organized to operate a
Library and Museum for
the History of Sport, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, Sport in Art and the Olympic Games.
Donations are tax deductible.
Federal Tax ID# 41-2041155
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