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The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame is working with Spike’s Trophies
and the Philadelphia Mural Arts program on a new mural, “Philadelphia,
City of Champions,” celebrating the many championship and award-winning
Philadelphia athletes and teams. Immaculata’s Mighty Macs from ’72, ’73,
and ’74 have been asked to be a part of this special mural. (See design above.)
The mural will be located on the façade of Spike’s Trophies, 2701 Grant
Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. The wall, which is visible to traffic,
measures 225 feet by 20 feet. The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame recently
relocated to this site and is building a preview gallery, which will house
artifacts and memorabilia from local teams and athletes.
At the heart of Mural Arts’ work are the 50 to 100 mural and other
public art projects they lead each year. These projects range in scale from
small murals created with specific neighborhoods to major civic initiatives
that engage thousands of city residents and garner attention from a national
The Mural Arts Program is interested in expanding more of their work
into Northeast Philadelphia, and this partnership with Spike’s Trophies and
the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame on the “City of Champions” project
will launch that effort. Philadelphia artist David McShane produced the
design and created the mural on parachute cloth.
A formal dedication of the mural will take place in spring 2015.
Congratulations to our Mighty Macs who will be forever remembered
with the likes of Connie Mack, Tom Gola, Bobby Clarke, Julius Irving
and Mike Schmidt.
THE MIGHTY MACS
FOREVER A PART OF
Steve Van Buren;
Jack Kelly, Sr.;
Immaculata Player (Non-specific player meant to represent the three Mighty Mac Teams that won the AIAW Women’s National Basketball Championships from 1972-74);