The Holman Stadium Art Banner Project Committee, a community project organized by Nashua Silver Knights with the assistance of City Arts Nashua as the fiscal agent, is seeking to engage an artist, or a team of two artists that will work together, to create two works of art in compatible styles that will be converted into 8 x 12 foot banners displayed on the stanchions of Holman Stadium on either side of the box office.

Holman’s rich history of baseball, and being the first integrated baseball stadium in the country, make it the perfect place for banners depicting Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe. As members of the Nashua Dodgers, Campanella and Newcombe broke through the racial barriers that existed in sports at the time. We are excited to bring these banners to Holman to honor two men who paved the way for so many to follow.

Catcher Roy Campanella and pitcher Don Newcombe were groundbreaking African American baseball players, coming to Nashua in 1942 to play with the Nashua Dodgers (minor league team for the Brooklyn Dodgers). The two banners created from the works of art will be facing each other on either side of the box office at Holman Stadium. One work of art will depict Don Newcombe pitching a ball. The second work of art will depict Roy Campanella ready to catch the ball. Both works of art will be portraiture style, with the subjects in appropriate Nashua Dodger uniforms, playing at Holman Stadium. 

With the help of City Arts Nashua as the fiscal agent, we are asking the community for donations to make this project possible. Any amount will be greatly appreciated and we are hoping to hold the dedication ceremony sometime this summer of 2017. We thank you in advance for helping us make this project a reality. 

Download and use this Donation Form for mailing a check, or click on the project specific donation button directly below to use a credit card.

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