We have this special one-time unique opportunity to acquire, preserve and display the largest collection of Hoosier Movie props and uniforms known in existence. We are going to need your help to do it. We have until March 31, 2013 to raise the remaining $40,000 needed to purchase this collection or the collection will likely be pieced out and sold individually to collectors thus gone forever. These priceless artifacts are certified and a significant part of our Indiana basketball heritage and deserve to be protected. This collection consists of more than 100 items from the movie including the original uniforms of the Hickory Huskers as well as opposing uniforms with names like Cedar Knob Knights, Oolitic, South Bend Central, Terhune, Decatur, Birdseye, etc. The collection includes, jerseys, shorts, chuck Taylor shoes, warm-ups, pull-overs, cheerleader outfits and Barbara Hershey's ¾ length cardinal Betty Rose coat.
The total investment to purchase the "Hoosiers Collection" is $49,500. Funding to date has come from various sources including larger contributions from the Duke Energy Foundation, Enterprise Holdings Foundation and Pacers Sports and Entertainment.
Indiana and basketball are synonymous with each other. Basketball is such a big part of our cultural heritage. Won't you help us? Please send your tax deductible contribution to Milan 54, Inc., P.O. Box 156, Milan,, IN 47031. On your contribution designate that your contribution is to go to the "Hoosiers Collection." Please send in your contribution today! All contributions no matter how large or small are needed and for your generosity, you will receive permanent recognition in the Milan 54 – Hoosiers Museum. Play your part in Indiana's history and help save the "Hoosiers Collection" for the people of Indiana forever.
Milan 54 Inc., is a not for profit 501 © (3) corporation of the internal revenue code.
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