International Institute for Sport History
IISOH
Library and Museum


PO Box 175
State College, PA., USA 16804

The IISOH is a Pennsylvania 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
devoted to the History of Sport, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, Sport in Art and the Olympic Games.
Donations are tax deductible - Federal Tax ID# 41-2041155

PRESS RELEASE #9
November 26, 2018

For Immediate release


Subject:

IISOH Library & Museum Fundraising Campaign 2018; #GivingTuesday; Boxing Endowment; ROCKY Statue #3/3.


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Additional information is available from
Harvey Abrams, President
IISOH Library & Museum
PO Box 175
State College, PA 16804
tel: (814) 321-4018
email: HAbrams@iisoh.org

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The International Institute for Sport History (IISOH) Library & Museum announces the 2018 #GivingTuesday event. On Tuesday, November 27, a worldwide event is taking place encouraging donations to non-profits with many matching opportunities from large corporations.
The IISOH is taking part in a campaign on FACEBOOK where matching donations from FACEBOOK and PAYPAL will be contributed up to $7 million. The IISOH is inviting the public to participate on Tuesday and donate as little as $5.00 to the campaign with a goal of raising $25,000 - hopefully via 5,000 donors.

The IISOH is seeking widespread support from the Pennnsylvania public, 12.5 million citizens in the state's 67 counties and 501 school districts. The IISOH plans to develop a large sports complex in central Pennsylvania to house the Sports Library and Museum devoted to the History of Sport, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, Sport in Art and the Olympic Games.

The Institute has a website at www.sportlibrary.org with many pages already online and hundreds more in progress and/or planned. The IISOH is a non-profit corporation and is seeking to develop the largest sports research collection in North America by acquiring all the literature in the world on all sports subjects. The multi-lingual collection seeks to preserve the history and culture of sport around the world for posterity and would be a researcher's dream environment.

One of the highlights of the IISOH project is the acquisition of the famous bronze statue of ROCKY #3 from the Sylvestor Stallone movie ROCKY III. The IISOH holds first rights to the statue and is also raising money for this acquisition in a seperate fundraising campaign. The statue was created by artist Thomas Schomberg for Stallone with statue #1 belonging to the City of Philadelphia. ROCKY #2 was sold to Robert Breitbard and was exhibited inside his San Diego (California) Sports Hall of Champions until 2017. Breitbard died in 2010 and the museum sold ROCKY #2 in November 2017 to a private buyer, Sylvester Stallone! The IISOH Museum is buying ROCKY #3, the last of the three statues.
ROCKY #3 - original bronze statue by Thomas Schomberg
ROCKY #3 - original bronze statue by Thomas Schomberg

The IISOH plans to acquire replicas of numerous ancient Greek and Roman statuary that are related to sport and athletics. An agreement has already been made to acquire the famous statue of the DISCUS THROWER (Discobolos/Discobolus) from the British Museum in London. Many other well-known statues will be reproduced in bronze by an Italian foundry for the IISOH museum.

The campaign by the IISOH to raise money to buy the statue (Rocky $3) is scheduled to run from November 26, 2018 to April 30, 2019. The goal is to raise $3.5 million Dollars by soliciting donations from Pennsylvania's 12.5 millions citizens and 900,000 businesses. The IISOH goal is to get every business owner in Pennsylvania over 900,000 such owners, to make a single donation of $25.00 just once in their lifetime.

The public can find more information about the IISOH at the website:
http://www.sportlibrary.org

end of Press release #9


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IISOH Rocky#3


The Seated Boxer, original ancient Greek bronze statue

For more information contact:

Harvey Abrams, President
International Institute for Sport History
Library & Museum
PO Box 175
State College, PA 16804
email:
HAbrams@iisoh.org


LINKS to other web pages about the International Institute for Sport History....

Front Page for the IISOH
Rocky #3 Acquisition
Internships and Volunteers
Sport in Art Poster Series #2 - GYMNASTICS Poster
Sport In Art Poster Series
American FOOTBALL Collection
FOOTBALL Donation form
National Olympic Committee Directory, Page 1
NOC Directory, Page 2
NOC Directory, Page 3
NOC Directory, Page 4
Articles of Incorporation
Bylaws
Board of Directors
CHARTER MEMBERSHIP campaign and donations
Endowment program
Sports Philanthropy
For a partial list of subject areas go to the SUBJECT AREAS page
Building Plans.



The International Institute for Sport History (IISOH) is a Pennsylvania
non-profit educational, literary and research corporation under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
The IISOH is organized to operate a Library and Museum devoted to the History of Sport,
Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, Sport in Art and the Olympic Games.
Donations are tax deductible.
Federal Tax ID# 41-2041155



Original Press release via email dated November 26, 2018
This web page was created November 26, 2018

See also:

http://www.associationforpublicart.org/artwork/rocky/#

The IISOH is a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation. We plan to develop multiple endowments by soliciting widespread support from the public, businesses and major corporations. We seek material items for our collections as well as cash for the endowments via voluntary gifts, corporate support, private foundation grants, and potentially state and federal grants. In the future we plan to build a sports complex with the Library and Museum, Dance Theater, indoor and outdoor sports facilities and a restaurant/cafe. We expect to generate additional income from admissions, membership fees, and merchandise sales in the Museum gift shop.