Mighty Macs Part of “City of Champions” Mural in Philly
The 1970s Mighty Macs of Immaculata University are part of a new mural being unveiled on Tuesday, March 31, called “Philadelphia, City of Champions.” The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame has been working with Spike’s Trophies and the Philadelphia Mural Arts program on the mural that depicts the many championship and award-winning Philadelphia athletes and teams. The ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. at Spike’s Trophies. Some former members of the Mighty Macs will be in attendance.
The mural, located on the façade of Spike’s Trophies (2701 Grant Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia), is 225 feet by 20 feet and is visible to traffic. Philadelphia artist David McShane produced the design and created the mural on parachute cloth.
The Mighty Macs’ image used in the mural signifies a non-specific player who represents the 1972, 1973, and 1974 teams who won the first three consecutive Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) national championships. Also depicted in the mural are legends such as Connie Mack, Tom Gola, Bobby Clarke, Julius Irving, and Mike Schmidt.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.