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
"The Connection" on KUBE 93.3 FM with Emoree Martin / Radio Interview
Field Gulls / Build The Tip: It Starts Today
Sports Radio 950 KJR / Build The Tip Announcement on the Dave 'Softy' Mahler Show
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
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?
Why does it cost this much to Build The Tip?
- $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.