LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — A three-year project is underway in Lake Placid to raise funds for a statue featuring the 1980 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic hockey team. The statue by sculptor Robert Eccleston will depict members of the U.S. hockey team celebrating on the medal stand. The fundraiser is supported by the Friends of the 1980 Miracle Hockey Team LLC, as well as Northway Brewing. Organizer Katie Million tells the Plattsburgh Press-Republican the feeling in the village is that such an incredible sports moment and the ultimate example of teamwork exemplified by the players deserves its own monument. Donations are now being accepted.

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