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PRESERVING THE LIFE & LEGACY OF BALTIMORE'S CHAMPION

Joe Gans
1874 - 1910

Explore our efforts to ensure that Joe Gans's contributions to the sport of boxing, the city of Baltimore, and the African American community are remembered and celebrated for generations to come.

The "Old Master" Monument Initiative

One of our primary preservation initiatives is the establishment of a monument dedicated to Joe Gans. This monument will serve as a lasting tribute to his achievements and legacy, providing a physical space for the community to honor his memory.

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Maquette Design & Production

Fundraising Goal $25,000

Phase 1 (Maquette Design & Production) begins with thorough research into Gans' life, achievements, and significance to both Baltimore and the world of boxing. Collaborating with historians, artists, and community members, and renowned sculptor, Toby Mendez, the project team will develop a conceptual design that captures the essence of Gans' character and contributions. The project team will then work with selected sculptor, Toby Mendez to develop preliminary sketches and mock-ups for iterative feedback and refinement.

The approved maquette design will then be presented to stakeholders for approval, ensuring alignment with project goals and objectives. Once approved, the maquette will be fabricated by sculptor, Toby Mendez and set the stage for the creation of the official, bronze, Joe Gans statue.

Support The Efforts of Joe Gans Legacy Partners

International Veterans Boxing Association, Ring 101, Inc.

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