Build The Tip

Build The Tip, The Biggest Fan-Driven Project in Seahawks History
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Build The Tip
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about

Build The Tip is a crowdfunding project by 12s and for 12s to create a lasting work of art that pays tribute to our beloved Seattle Seahawks and their amazing 2013 Super Bowl Championship season.

The vision for Build The Tip came from two die-hard Seahawks fans who believe Richard Sherman’s tipped pass to Malcolm Smith to win the NFC Championship was a moment so pivotal, awe-inspiring, and emblematic of everything great about the 2013 Seattle Seahawks team, that it should be immortalized for future generations of Seahawks fans to enjoy. The play will be captured in a magnificent bronze sculpture designed and built by local artist Kevin Pettelle. The sculpture will pay tribute to the entire Super Bowl XLVIII championship team by incorporating every 2013 Seahawk player.

Build The Tip is in discussions with the Seattle Seahawks organization, Seattle city officials, and various local property owners to choose a location for the sculpture next to CenturyLink Field which will allows fans to enjoy and interact with The Tip on their way into home games.

Every dollar raised in the Build The Tip campaign above the cost of the project will be donated to charity.


plaque of 48

We will place a plaque on The Tip called the Plaque of 48, celebrating the people who made it possible to Build The Tip. This Plaque of 48 will feature four columns of 12 names.

Donate at least $12 today and YOU are eligible to win YOUR NAME on the Plaque of 48!


prizes for donors




media coverage

"The Connection" on KUBE 93.3 FM with Emoree Martin / Radio Interview

Field Gulls / Build The Tip: It Starts Today

KOMO News / Hawks Fans Want to Build Statue of Sherman's Famous 'Tip' Play

Sports Radio 950 KJR / Build The Tip Announcement on the Dave 'Softy' Mahler Show

Seattle PI / Seattle Seahawks Fans Want to Build Statue Commemorating 'The Tip,' Richard Sherman's Famous Play

Sportspress NW / Art Thiel: Sherman's Play is the Moment for a Statue

Sports Illustrated / Seahawks Fans Want Statue Built of Final NFC Championship Game Play

Yahoo Sports / Seahawks Fans Want a Statue of the Richard Sherman - Michael Crabtree Tip

12 for 12s Radio (34:38 mark) / Interview with Organizers of Build The Tip

KISM Radio Brad & John / Interview with Organizers of Build The Tip

ESPN Radio (5:45 mark) / Max & Marcellus



frequently asked questions

Where will The Tip be located?

Our goal is to place The Tip in a location near CenturyLink Field that enables fans to enjoy and interact with the sculpture on their way into Seahawks home games.  We are looking at several potential sites and will announce the official location in an update as soon as possible.   Our vision looks like this:

Do the Seattle Seahawks support this project?

We are in discussions with the Seahawks organization about Build The Tip.  They are aware of the project and applaud the passion and spirit of the 12s, even while they remain focused on the upcoming football season.

How long will it take to finish The Tip?

It will take approximately one year to complete The Tip.  Our goal is to have an unveiling of The Tip at the start of the 2015 NFL season.

Why does it cost this much to Build The Tip?

Our $250,000 budget breaks down as follows:
  • $165,000   Sculpture design, prototypes, foundry, delivery & installation
  • $45,000     Prizes for campaign donors (note: a variable cost, can rise or fall)
  • $35,000     Fees to Indiegogo and payment processors (note: a variable cost, can rise or fall)
  • $5,000        Sculpture maintenance fund and project buffer

If you raise surplus funds, where will they go?

All funds raised in this campaign above the cost of the project will be donated to charity.  We look forward to hearing feedback from donors on which charities should benefit.

Why focus on this particular play over other great 2013 moments?

The Tip commemorates this glorious play because it was such a pivotal and memorable moment we all got to see and enjoy at home, because it sent us to Super Bowl XLVIII, and because it so beautifully represents the team's relentless determination and drive.  We intend for The Tip to celebrate the success and greatness of the entire 2013 Seattle Seahawks team.  The sculpture will include and represent all members of the championship Seahawks team.  And it will pay tribute to the 12s who have kept the faith for 38 seasons, raising their voices and believing in the team they love.

What other work has sculptor Kevin Pettelle done?

Kevin Pettelle is one of the most talented sculptors in Seattle and his work can be found across the Pacific Northwest.  See his website Soul in Bronze for more information.

How can I reach the organizers of Build The Tip with questions or feedback?  What if I want to become a corporate sponsor?

Send any questions or feedback to info@buildthetip.com, joe@buildthetip.com or chris@buildthetip.com. 

What if you don't raise all of the $250,000?  What will you do with the money you do raise?

We plan to use whatever money we raise to begin creating the sculpture.  Other art projects we researched which did not initially raise their entire goal used the funds to begin the sculpture process, which enabled them to raise the remainder of the funding through corporate sponsors.  We intend to do what it takes to complete a world-class work of art and deliver it to the 12s.

thanks to these generous companies & individuals

VMG / studio520 for building our websites and videos
Venture Arts for creating our campaign brand and presentation deck
Blueprint Consulting Services and Redmond Athletic Club for management, IT and marketing expertise
Rain City Redemption and William Cornell for making our trailer video
Jumpit Media and Joe Tafoya for media, social media and marketing expertise
Sports Radio 950 KJR AM Seattle, Dave 'Softy' Mahler and Kevin Shockey for championing and announcing our project
Tracy Legler for project management 

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$32,257USD
raised by 532 people in 1 month
13% funded
0 time left
$250,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on September 5, 2014
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  • $12USD
    "I Built The Tip" Bracelet

    For any 12 who loves the Seahawks... Donate at this level and get a Seahawk-green "I Built The Tip" rubber bracelet PLUS an "I Built The Tip" certificate PDF suitable for printing and framing personalized with your name, AND a chance to have your name randomly drawn and included on the Plaque of 48 on The Tip sculpture. NOTE: Shipping available to international addresses for an extra charge

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  • $25USD
    "I Built The Tip" Window Cling

    For RS25, the defender who made The Tip possible... CHOICE 1: Donate at this level and get an "I Built The Tip" window cling for your car, bedroom or office window, PLUS an "I Built The Tip" certificate PDF suitable for printing and framing personalized with your name, AND a chance to have your name randomly drawn and included on the Plaque of 48 on The Tip sculpture. NOTE: Shipping available to international addresses for an extra charge

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  • $25USD
    "I Built The Tip" Car Magnet

    For RS25, the defender who made The Tip possible.... CHOICE 2: Donate at this level and get an "I Built The Tip" magnet for your car or refrigerator, PLUS an "I Built The Tip" certificate PDF suitable for printing and framing personalized with your name AND a chance to have your name randomly drawn and included on the Plaque of 48 on The Tip sculpture. NOTE: Shipping available to international addresses for an extra charge

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  • $48USD
    "I Built The Tip" Pint Glass

    For Super Bowl XLVIII... Donate at this level and get an "I Built The Tip" pint glass PLUS an "I Built The Tip" certificate PDF suitable for printing and framing personalized with your name AND a chance to have your name randomly drawn and included on the Plaque of 48 on The Tip sculpture. NOTE: Shipping available to international addresses for an extra charge

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  • $76USD
    "I Built The Tip" Stadium Bag

    For 1976, when the Seattle Seahawks were born... Donate at this level and get an NFL stadium-friendly "I Built The Tip" clear tote bag PLUS an "I Built The Tip" certificate PDF suitable for printing and framing personalized with your name, AND a chance to have your name randomly drawn and included on the Plaque of 48 on The Tip sculpture. NOTE: Shipping available to international addresses for an extra charge

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  • $112USD
    "I Built The Tip" T-Shirt

    For 112% Seahawks Fans... Donate at this level and get a limited edition "I Built The Tip" T-shirt, PLUS an "I Built The Tip" certificate PDF suitable for printing and framing personalized with your name, AND a chance to have your name randomly drawn and included on the Plaque of 48 on The Tip sculpture. NOTE: Shipping available to international addresses for an extra charge

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  • $250USD
    "I Built The Tip" Football

    For 12s who like to hold a football when watching the Hawks on TV... Donate at this level and get an "I Built The Tip" synthetic leather football designed for autographs, PLUS an "I Built The Tip" certificate PDF suitable for printing and framing personalized with your name, AND a chance to have your name randomly drawn and included on the Plaque of 48 on The Tip sculpture. NOTE: Shipping available to international addresses for an extra charge

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  • $500USD
    Access to Private VIP Event

    For 12s who like to be insiders behind the scenes with other die-hard Seahawks fans... Donate at this level and get 2 invitations to our private VIP event with special guests (date and guests to be announced), PLUS an "I Built The Tip" certificate PDF suitable for printing and framing personalized with your name, AND a chance to have your name randomly drawn and included on the Plaque of 48 on The Tip sculpture.

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  • $1,000USD
    Bronze "The Tip" Medallion

    For 12s with an appreciation for the ultimate medal, our first Super Bowl... Donate at this level and get a medallion cast in bronze custom designed by sculptor Kevin Pettelle, PLUS an "I Built The Tip" certificate PDF suitable for printing and framing personalized with your name, AND a chance to have your name randomly drawn and included on the The Tip's Plaque of 48. Shipping available internationally for an extra charge. BONUS: We will also thank you publicly at The Tip unveiling ceremony.

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  • $2,500USD
    Desktop replica of "The Tip"

    For 12s who want a replica of The Tip for display on desks, tables, fan caves, anywhere... Donate at this level and get a limited-edition desktop-sized bronze statue made from artist Kevin Pettelle's maquette, PLUS an "I Built The Tip" certificate PDF personalized with your name, AND a chance to have your name randomly drawn and included on the The Tip's Plaque of 48. International shipping available for an extra charge. BONUS: We will also thank you publicly at The Tip unveiling ceremony.

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  • $10,000USD
    Large replica of "The Tip"

    For the most die-hard and zealous of 12s who want to treasure their very own version of "The Tip"... Donate at this level and get a larger hand-designed bronze replica of "The Tip" cast by sculptor Kevin Pettelle, PLUS an "I Built The Tip" certificate PDF personalized with your name, AND a chance to have your name randomly drawn and included on the The Tip's Plaque of 48. International shipping available. BONUS: We will also thank you publicly at the unveiling ceremony for The Tip

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