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 St.
in South Philly.




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 publicly
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.


March 24, 2009
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 organizers
Carl LeVotch (artist) and Carmen Bartolomeo.


April 18, 2009
Veteran Boxers Association Beef & Beer - VBA Clubhouse, Port Richmond

Members of the Giardello family and the project organizers welcomed a large crowd of supporters at
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.



June 1, 2009
LeVotch Begins Sculpting Miniature Version of the Statue - VBA Clubhouse, Port Richmond

Artist Carl LeVotch is currently working on the statue. His process calls for three different sizes of the
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 Philadelphia

An exclusive fundraising dinner was held in South Philly by a group of project supporters on Wednesday,
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 his work.


Rosalie gives her feedback on the statue.


LeVotch is creating the work in an attic studio at the VBA Clubhouse
in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.





To make a contribution, make your check or money order payable to:
"Giardello Statue Fund" and mail it to: Boxing Statue, P.O. Box 428, Sewell, NJ 08080