Could Lenny Moore be by Unitas’s Side Once Again?

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The Johnny Unitas statue outside of M&T Bank Stadium could soon have some company, with your help.

On Monday The Ed Block Courage Foundation announced a fundraising effort to raise $750,000 to create a statue in honor of Baltimore Colt Lenny Moore.

“There is no doubt in our mind that this had to be done and we wanted to be part of it,” commented Will Pateris, director of operations for the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation. “Not only was Lenny a past president of the foundation, but he was also one of our biggest supporters.

The committee is also planning to create a wax likeness of Moore which would be on display  at the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum on North Avenue in Baltimore.

“You know what, I had made mention awhile back, that I want to be right on his hip. I made that statement. Where Johnny U. is, I want want to be right on his hip, somewhere around him,” Moore told the Baltimore Sun.  ”Well that would be right where I should be he also added about the statue being near Unitas’s.

Moore has been an active member of the Baltimore community since his playing days. His warm smile and hearty handshake restore a sense of what Baltimore means to him. He has given countless hours to many foundations and fundraising initiatives.

Donations can be made by visiting http://www.edblock.org/

 

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4 Raves on “Could Lenny Moore be by Unitas’s Side Once Again?

  1. Joshua on said:

    A great man and a former great player. When I was a kid, my grandfather would regale me with tales of Lenny’s highlights and achievements. I say give him his due!

  2. Bruce on said:

    And what about John Mackey, Gino Marchetti, Jim Parker, and Art Donovan? Don’t cheapen the statues, there is only room for Johnny U on the south side of W. Hamburg street, and for Ray Lewis staring at him from across the street on Ray Lewis Walk.

  3. Ashton VSG on said:

    I would like to donate, but did not see anything about it on their website. Is there a separate section,or do you make a general donation?

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