A note from Raymond Berry

EMLEN TUNNELL TRIBUTE STATUE PROJECT

Project Name: Emlen Tunnell Statue Fund

Presented by: Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum (SLDC Museum)

(a 501(c)(3) organization)

Fundraising Goals:

Total Fundraising Goal for Project= $100,000

Targeted Completion & Ceremony: Projected Completion: FALL 2017

Site Location: Projected Site: Adjacent to SLDC Museum, Radnor Township Municipal Building Lot

Mission Statement:

To rediscover and honor an iconic Delaware County football legend, World War II veteran, and American hero, Emlen Tunnell, with the construction of a bronze tribute statue to commemorate all the virtues he stood for, his achievements and his sacrifices for the United States of America, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the County of Delaware.


Emlen Tunell Statue Tribute- Sponsorship Levels: (all donations are tax deductible)

World War II Heroism Sponsor= $10,000

Premiere listing on the Tunnell Statue Commemorative Plaque on permanent display at the museum

Naming rights to one the seven galleries on display at the SLDC Museum

(10) Tickets to the VIP Hall of Fame Luncheon with NFL legends and sports celebrities prior to Grand Unveiling Ceremony. Date TBD

(1) full-page, color advertisement in Emlen Tunnell Keepsake Journal

(2) priceless replicas of Emlen Tunnell sculpture, curated by the sculptor.

Sponsor listing and logo featured on SLDC website and all printed materials.

2-Year Membership to SLDC Museum, Emlen Tunnell Limited Edition Card Set and SLDC fan gear

NFL Hall of Fame Sponsor= $7,500

Prominent listing on the Tunnell Statue Commemorative Plaque on permanent display at the museum

(5) Tickets to the VIP Hall of Fame Luncheon with NFL legends and sports celebrities prior to Grand Unveiling Ceremony. Date TBD

(1) half-page, color advertisement in Emlen Tunnell Keepsake Journal

(1) priceless replica of Emlen Tunnell sculpture, curated by the sculptor.

Sponsor listing and logo featured on SLDC website and all printed materials.

1-Year Membership to SLDC Museum, Emlen Tunnell Limited Edition Card Set and SLDC fan gear

Pro Bowl Sponsor= $5,000

Listing on the Tunnell Statue Commemorative Plaque on permanent display at the museum

(5) Tickets to the VIP Hall of Fame Luncheon with NFL legends and sports celebrities prior to Grand Unveiling Ceremony. Date TBD

(1) half-page, black & white advertisement in Emlen Tunnell Keepsake Journal

Sponsor listing and logo featured on SLDC website and all printed materials.

1-Year Membership to SLDC Museum, Emlen Tunnell Limited Edition Card Set and SLDC fan gear

Touchdown Sponsor= $1,000

Listing on the Tunnell Statue Commemorative Plaque on permanent display at the museum

(2) Ticket to the VIP Hall of Fame Luncheon with NFL legends and sports celebrities prior to Grand Unveiling Ceremony. Date TBD

Sponsor name listing featured on SLDC website and all printed materials.

1-Year Membership to SLDC Museum, Emlen Tunnell Limited Edition Card Set and SLDC fan gear

Interception Sponsor= $500

1-Year Membership to SLDC Museum, Emlen Tunnell Limited Edition Card Set and SLDC fan gear

(1) Ticket to the VIP Hall of Fame Luncheon with NFL legends and sports celebrities prior to Grand Unveiling Ceremony. Date TBD

Punt Return Sponsor= $100- $499

1-Year Membership to SLDC Museum, Emlen Tunnell Limited Edition Card Set and SLDC fan gear

Kick Return Sponsor= $25- $99

1-Year Membership to SLDC Museum and Emlen Tunnell Limited Edition Card Set

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Starting January 7, 2017 the Museum will be OPEN on Saturdays from 11am-2pm.

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 A 12"x18" Mickey Horsehide and Signature Print is available by contacting vankoski21@comcast.net or 610-909-4919

A 12″x18″ Mickey Horsehide and Signature Print is available by contacting vankoski21@comcast.net or 610-909-4919

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Sculptor Jennifer Frudakis-Petry was commissioned by the New Jersey CRDA and the Pop Lloyd Committee to do this 6' x 8' bas-relief of the history of Negro League Baseball, originally placed at Sand Castle Stadium in Atlantic City, NJ. When the stadium was closed, the work was relocated to Stockton University and can be presently viewed in front of their Athletic Department. You are invited to try to identify the sixteen significant personalities/events depicted here. To check your answers, scroll to the bottom of the this month's page on the Sports Legends of Delaware County website www.sportslegendsofdelawarecounty.com. To find out about Delaware County's contribution to Negro league Baseball, go to that same website and view Brad Nau's video on Hilldale Park entitled Champions Walked Here. The video is in the dvd section produced by BNProducers. In that same dvd section you can view Larry Doby, one of the players depicted on the Frudakis sculpture. As noted in the introduction to the video Ballfield to Battlefield and Back by George Case and Mickey Vernon, Mickey served in the Navy with Larry during WW II and was also a teammate of his with the Cleveland Indians. Larry Doby was the first African-American player to play in the American League—starting less than three months after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier in the National League. Although Doby was, by all reports, just as good a player as Jackie, he never received the same publicity. Tells you how important it is to be first.

Sculptor Jennifer Frudakis-Petry was commissioned by the New Jersey CRDA and the Pop Lloyd Committee to do this 6′ x 8′ bas-relief of the history of Negro League Baseball, originally placed at Sand Castle Stadium in Atlantic City, NJ. When the stadium was closed, the work was relocated to Stockton University and can be presently viewed in front of their Athletic Department.
You are invited to try to identify the sixteen significant personalities/events depicted here. To check your answers, scroll to the bottom of the this month’s page on the Sports Legends of Delaware County website www.sportslegendsofdelawarecounty.com.
To find out about Delaware County’s contribution to Negro league Baseball, go to that same website and view Brad Nau’s video on Hilldale Park entitled Champions Walked Here. The video is in the dvd section produced by BNProducers. In that same dvd section you can view Larry Doby, one of the players depicted on the Frudakis sculpture.
As noted in the introduction to the video Ballfield to Battlefield and Back by George Case and Mickey Vernon, Mickey served in the Navy with Larry during WW II and was also a teammate of his with the Cleveland Indians. Larry Doby was the first African-American player to play in the American League—starting less than three months after Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier in the National League. Although Doby was, by all reports, just as good a player as Jackie, he never received the same publicity. Tells you how important it is to be first.

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