Now it’s time to rub it in against their archrivals.
A group of Seattle supporters raised enough money to fly a Seahawks banner over Candlestick Park just prior to Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. The banner will read “GO HAWKS-12,” a reference to the 12th Man, the collective term for Seahawks fans. According to CSN Bay Area, “The airplane towing the banner is expected to reach Candlestick Park 10 minutes prior to kickoff.”
Spearheaded by Seahawks fans Cedric James Morris and Travis Platt, the FundRazr page launched to fund the flyover has raised $2,715 as of this writing, more than double the original goal of $1,300. The additional money will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that provides assistance to injured servicemembers and their families.
Here’s the statement from the group’s FundRazr page:
Many of us can't make to Candlestick park to support our Seahawks on Dec. 8th when they play the 49ers. To show our dedication and support as members of the 12th man Travis Platt and I (Cedric James Morris) propose that we fly a plane with a banner attached that reads "GO HAWKS-12" over the stadium a little more than an hour before kickoff not just showing San Francisco, but the entire nation that we are the most passionate, the greatest, and the LOUDEST fans in the NFL. The banner would fly for approximately 10 to 15 minutes above Candlestick!!! The amount total is exact to the dollar of the price for this task to happen, and the pilot has a no fly guarantee. If for any reason conditions are not suitable to fly, our money will be returned, and every individual that contributes will get any contributions back via Paypal. Let's show the world, and those 49ers what the 12th Man is all about. ARE U FIRED UP? Let's make this happen my fellow 12's.
As you all know we have a surplus of funds, so that surplus will go to our favorite charity, the Wounded Warrior Project. If you still want to contribute to the banner, you can. Just see it as a percent of everyone's contribution will go to the WWP charity. All of the overage is going to WWP. Below you can see our WWP page that our very own Jonathon Ellington set up for us.