SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2011 - 1:00 PM
Please join us to celebrate the dedication of our statue at its
permanent location of East Passyunk Avenue, South 13th St. & Mifflin
in South Philly.
PAST EVENTS / MILESTONES
December 7, 2008
Announcement of the Statue Project - Passyunk Avenue, South Philly
Giardello family, friends, and
project organizers gather at the future site of the statue to
announce the venture on the 45th anniversary of Joey's title win.
February 20, 2009
George Bochetto Fundraiser - Center City, Philadelphia
A star-studded group
gathered at the offices of attorney George Bochetto for the
project's first fund raising event.
Former Philly boxing stars (L to R) Curtis Parker, Jeff Chandler and
Stanley 'Kitten' Hayward were among the guests.
Joey Vento Becomes Top Donor - Geno's Steaks, South Philadelphia
Joey Vento of Geno's
Steaks presents his $20,000 check to Giardello Statue Project
Carl LeVotch (artist) and Carmen Bartolomeo.
April 18, 2009
Veteran Boxers Association Beef & Beer - VBA Clubhouse, Port
Members of the Giardello
family and the project organizers welcomed a large crowd of
the Veteran Boxers Association Clubhouse for a Beef & Beer
fundraiser. Rosalie Tilelli, Joey's wife,
is at the center of the above photo, while two of their sons, Joe
Tilelli & Paul Tilelli, are at right.
LeVotch Begins Sculpting Miniature Version of the Statue - VBA Clubhouse, Port
Artist Carl LeVotch is currently
working on the statue. His process calls for three different sizes
Giardello piece. The first version, shown above, stands
approximately two feet tall - about 1/4 scale of the final work.
August 26, 2009
Private Fund-raising Dinner Held at Nicholas Restaurant in South
An exclusive fundraising dinner
was held in South Philly by a group of project supporters on
August 26th at Nicholas Restaurant. If you would like to host a
similar event, please contact the project.
About thirty friends of the
statue project attended the private affair.
September 3, 2009
Giardello (Tilelli) Family Approves Statue Design
Paul Tilelli, Rosalie Tilelli and
artist Carl LeVotch with the preliminary
two-foot version of the Giardello Statue.
LeVotch shows the Tilelli family
Rosalie gives her feedback on the
LeVotch is creating the work in
an attic studio at the VBA Clubhouse
in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.