Statue Unveiled at The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center

The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center and Waterbucket Media hosted a press conference today, Monday, May 24 to unveil the rendering of the Yogi Berra Statue.

During the press conference, a rendering of the statue was unveiled by Sculptor Brian Hanlon, and Yogi Berra.

“This sculpture represents a tribute to New Jersey’s most decorated athlete and a man who has tremendous respect from the public as a result of the way he has led his life,” said Hanlon. “My hope is that this statue serves as an inspiration and educates future generations about the life of Yogi Berra, both on and off the field.”

Also in attendance was Jim Jennings, President of Waterbucket Media, and Dave Kaplan, Director of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center.

“Yogi was a great athlete and role model who set a great example for young athletes during his career,” said Jennings. “So far we have been targeting players from past and present Yankees teams and we are happy to say that current Yankees shortstop and Captain Derek Jeter and outfielder Nick Swisher have been the first to contribute to the statue.”

Once the statue is built, it will be placed out front of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center located on the campus of Montclair State University.

“This sculpture of Yogi will be a wonderful fixture for our new Museum & Learning Center,” said Dave Kaplan, Museum director. “It’s really an iconic rendition of a true American icon. Most importantly it will be here for future generations to admire, and hopefully inspire them to live an exemplary life.”

For more information about the statue contact Waterbucket Media at 610-330-9500 or visit www.yogiberrastatue.com.

Sponsorship
Donation prices are $2,500 and $5,000.

About Waterbucket Media
Waterbucket Media is a full service public relations and sports marketing firm that has over 50 years of combined experience in providing sponsorship for television programs, sports teams, events, naming rights and facilities with current clients which include the National High School Coaches Association, IMG and US Lacrosse.

About Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center (YBMLC)
The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center is a nonprofit organization located on the campus of Montclair State University that conducts character education programs and summer camps for 20,000 students a year as the metropolitan area’s premier sports education center. Also, the YBMLC, which opened in 1998, is in throes of major renovation project.

About Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra
Yogi Berra was a fifteen-time All-Star, and won the league’s MVP award three times, in 1951, 1954 and 1955. He received MVP votes in fifteen consecutive seasons. Between 1949 and 1955, Berra who led the Yankees in RBI’s for seven consecutive seasons. In 1972, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Berra appeared in fourteen World Series, winning ten championships and established the major league records for World Series games (75), at-bats (259), hits (71), doubles (10), singles (49), games caught (63), and catcher putouts (457).

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