Phillies to Accept Harry Kalas Statue

Kyle Scott —  March 31, 2011 — 7 Comments

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UPDATE: It's official.  Phillies accepted the statue.

According to Timothy Logue they will.

Sculpter Lawrence Nolan of Dear Harry Inc., a non-profit setup to create a memorial statue for Harry the K, has collected $57,000 toward the project to bring Harry home. As early as today, the Phillies are expected to accept the seven foot replica. Tear. [The Reporter via Second String Blog]

With the exception of the base, the statue is complete and ready for delivery from Laran Bronze, the foundry on East Sixth Street in Chester.

Nowlan is one of six board members for Dear Harry Inc., a nonprofit formed to promote, fund and execute the Kalas memorial.

Thursday night, the group will gather with hundreds of fans for a big fundraiser at McFadden’s at the Ballpark. Their hope is to collect most, if not all, of the $23,000 needed to meet the campaign goal of $80,000.

The “Bring Harry Home” event is free and begins at 7:30 p.m. In addition to $1 Bud Lights and hot dogs from 8-10, there will be a silent auction and raffles featuring a number of unique sports memorabilia items and ticket packages.

 

Whoomp there goes another rubber tree plant.

More info on the group's Facebook page.

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7 responses to Phillies to Accept Harry Kalas Statue

  1. That would be cooler than cool! Harry richly deserves such a tribute from the legions of fans who loved him.

  2. My only question is why hasn’t the Phillies org not put forth any money? Not only are they jacking prices and what not but now they’re having the fans shell out $80,000 for a statue that should have been up when he was still alive.

  3. We love you Harry….You are loved by all of Philadelphia Phillies Phans and you are truly missed by us all!!!!

  4. It’s a bigger testament to Phillies fandom if the organization DOESN’T contribute.

  5. Agree with Chris, this is OUR gift to Harry.
    I just put some more in the fund. Let’s do this!

  6. i donated to this about a year and a half ago…..here is their fan page http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Harry-Kalas-Memorial-Statue/438476570340

  7. Your blog posts are superb. WO SHO SNCV COWKN!!!! Please keep them coming. COME ON!!!

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