Cuyahoga County Council approves funds for statue of Indians legend Rocky Colavito in Cleveland's Little Italy

Feb 25, 2021 649

BY: Tyler Carey

One of the greatest and most beloved players in Indians history is about to be immortalized forever. The Cuyahoga County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved allocating funds to help complete a statue of Tribe legend Rocky Colavito.

The Italian American Brotherhood Club in Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood is behind the effort and has been seeking donations for months, and with the group apparently exceeding its goals, councilmembers decided to sign off on giving them the last $70,000 needed for the project. The money specifically came from taxes paid by the county's local casinos and is meant to be allocated for various uses across the community. 

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