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Seahawks Fans Raising Money For Sherman Statue

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Richard Sherman (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Richard Sherman (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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(CBS Seattle) – Two Seattle Seahawks fans are looking to raise $250,000 to build a bronze statue of Richard Sherman, according to KOMO.

If erected, the statue will immortalize the cornerback’s infamous “tip” during the 2013 NFC Championship game. In the final seconds of the game, Sherman batted away a pass thrown by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, which secured the Seahawks’ trip to Super Bowl XLVIII.

“We thought, if that moment meant so much to so many people, it’s worth celebrating in a big way like never before,” the project’s organizer, Joe Michaels, said.

Michaels and his co-organizer Chris Baeuer are using the crowdfunding website Indiegogo to raise funds for the sculpture. The two have already launched BuildTheTip.com, a site with information about the campaign.

Michaels and Baeuer have slated local sculptor Kevin Patelle to create the statue, which they hope will be placed near CenturyLink Field.

Donations for the project will be accepted beginning July 28 at 12:12 p.m. Prizes are available for donors who give at least $12.

The project has 40 days to reach its fundraising goal which ends September 5.

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