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One of the world's largest sports murals to be located right here at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick, Maryland. The Mural will celebrate 125 years of local athletic history in more than 30 sports and recognize 5 coaches and 250 athletes including a horse.
dollars needed to complete the project
square feet, one of the largest sports murals in the world
full color portraits of local athletes done by a single artist
different sports represented
The mural celebrates the rich history of athletics in Frederick County over the past 125 years and includes olympians, professional players, collegiate athletes and a few outstanding coaches and one horse, a Preakness winner. The 250 athlete honorees represent more than 30 sports. Our earliest athlete played professional baseball in the National League in 1895. The most recent, and youngest, honoree is a female basketball player who won a Gold Medal at the 2019 FIBA Americas U16 Championship and qualified for the U17 World Championships, which were not contested to the pandemic.
We have athletes from every decade from the 1890s to the present. While men's sports dominated the decades between 1890-1960, female athletes account for 1/3 of all honorees, and more than 50% since 1990. While Frederick County has been predominantly Caucasian (above 80% in the 2010 Census), athletes of color account for 25% of the total honorees. We can boast a diversity of sport, race, gender and mobility that represents Frederick County's complex and successful sports landscape.
We believe the mural at Harry Grove Stadium will be a tourist destination and an economic driver. According to the CoStar report, due to it's physical location and proximity to MD Route 355 and Interstate 70, there will be 44 million views per year of the mural from these roads. Between the views and a vibrant campaign to engage the athletes, their team members, school alumni, and the community, we believe the project will appeal to a broad audience.
Well-known in Frederick County for his community-centered projects, he collaborates with towns across the region to design highly-collectible keepsakes highlighting area landmarks. Courtyard by Marriott, The Common Market, Creekside Plaza and many more locations are home to his large historic murals and glass installations.
To complete all phases of the project a total of 2 million dollars will need to be raised
Donor will receive recognition for self or designated individual on the interactive website, book and be featured on the wall
Donor will receive recognition for self or designated individual on the interactive website and book
Donor will receive recognition for self or designated individual on the interactive website
Have you ever had a coach that impacted your life? A team mate that was more like a sister/brother to you? A mentor that changed the path of your life for the better? Raise $25,000 to honor their legacy by putting them on the Frederick Sports Mural forever.
Join us for an exclusive introduction of the mural at The Tasting Room on Sunday, November 7th with featured athletes
Join us on November 16th at The Delaplaine Arts Center for a special evening with the man behind the art and learn more about the Frederick Sports Mural
Join us for our first ever fundraising event for The Frederick Sports Mural at Harry Grove Stadium at Nymeo Field this Spring!
Each athlete was researched and hand selected by our sports historian and athletics expert dating back to 1895.