A rendering of the future Yogi Berra statue was unveiled earlier this afternoon in the window-lined atrium of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center at Montclair State University. The ceremony featured Berra, sculptor Brian Hanlon, and museum director David Kaplan, along with supporters and the media.
“The values that Yogi Berra has always presented are the values that we at the Learning Center preach and promote,” said Kaplan, adding the statue will be a great new centerpiece and “an inspiration to many for years to come.”
Hanlon talked about Berra’s significance as New Jersey’s greatest sports hero and a role model for children of many generations.
Berra and Hanlon then revealed a poster of the statue in its future location outside the atrium.
Asked to describe his excitement about the statue, Berra smiled and said simply, “I just want to see it up.”
Posted by Anna Hess on May 24, 2010 2:00 PM