Kenny Sailors Statue to be Dedicated Friday

Photo Courtesy of Todd Feezer for the City of Laramie, Parks & Recreation Department .
Photo Courtesy of Todd Feezer for the City of Laramie, Parks & Recreation Department.

The  City of Laramie Parks & Recreation Department would like to invite the public to attend the dedication of a Kenny Sailors Statue on June 29th, 2018, at 1:00 pm at the Washington Park Basketball Court.

Green River artist, former art teacher and basketball coach Rudy Gunter created the sculpture to honor his friend and inventor of basketball’s modern day “jump shot,” Kenny Sailor’s.  “This project maybe my last, but it will be my most passionate. I love Kenny and I want to do this for him”, said Gunter.

The statue, donated by Bruce and Carla Pivic, was an idea Bruce had in 2013 when he asked Gunter to sculpt it for him. Pivic wanted to honor Sailors and Gunter wanted to sculpt it to honor his friend.  Pivic, with his companies Infinity Power and Controls and WyoRadio, found other partners to help get the statue placed in Washington Park.  GE Johnson, Domino Construction and US Engineering, agreed to help Pivic get the statue placed in Washington Park.

“The city of Laramie is excited to put this sculpture of the legendary Kenny Sailors next to the basketball court in Washington Park”.  Feezer stated “The city is pleased to see the statue of this magnitude go in our park system.  Washington Park holds most of Laramie’s large summer activities and this statue will be seen by thousands of folks every year.”

The dedication ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday June 29th at the Washington Park basketball court in Laramie.  The public is welcome with a small reception to be held following the ceremony provided by the Cowboy Joe Club.

For more information please contact Todd Feezer, Director, Parks & Recreation at 307-721-5260 or at tfeezer@cityoflaramie.org.