International Institute for Sport History
Library & Museum

Sculpture Gardens
Collection & Endowment

ROCKY #3 of 3
(Rocky Balboa)

Original bronze

A. Thomas Schomberg, 1982

IISOH Museum
State College, Pennsylvania

The original bronze statue of ROCKY was created by Colorado artist A. Thomas Schomberg
for American actor Sylvester Stallone. Stallone commissioned the statue for 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.

Read a detailed history of the statue on our website at this link: The Story Behind the ROCKY Statue

The Artist, A. Thomas Schomberg, cast a limited edition of three of these statues.
The IISOH wants 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. We are seeking multiple donors who will each donate $25.00 just once in their lifetime.
This is a $3.5 million fundraising campaign in order to acquire ROCKY and fund the General Endowment
which will support the mission of the IISOH with offices, staff, storage facilities and projects.

In grateful appreciation for their generous support the IISOH will publically acknowledge all donors
on our web site at this page: Donor Acknowledgements
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 the ROCKY endowment.

Return to the ENDOWMENTS PAGE for other STATUARY GARDEN endowment possibilities,
such as the DISCUS THROWER or SEATED BOXER and other ancient Greek athletic statuary.

For information on other endowment projects, such as WRESTLING go to the SUBJECT AREAS page.

Read the Articles of Incorporation | Read the Bylaws here | 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

This page was created on May 10, 2003
This page was updated on November 24, 2009
This page was updated February 10, 2013
This page was updated June 26, 2018

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