Thank you everyone!
As promised, we are ending the campaign as the Seahawks season has ended. We are still glowing from our big victory last night, but let's not forget what all you 12s and Niners fans were able to accomplish: a victory against pediatric cancer.
Here are some amazing totals Aaron just got to me:
We raised $77,187 on the site alone. With the matches and extra donations that puts us at a grand total of $365,360. $283,173 going to UCSF and $82,187 going to SCH. I was informed by GoFundMe today that we may be their biggest charity effort to date.
When we started this we had set our goal at $20,000 and we thought we were really reaching for the stars. Look how you proved us wrong!
Thank you to everyone who donated, supported and spread the word about this. You should feel very good about what you've accomplished. Aaron and myself were completely blown away by the compassion and generosity you've shown.
See you all next year!
The final stretch!
Currently we are sitting at $76,572. With matches that puts us at OVER $362,000.
As promised, we are going to end this campaign when the Seahawks Season is over.
Thank you to everyone who has supported this great cause. Thank you to our anonymous matcher, Clearwater Casino, John Howie Restaurants, San Francisco 49ers, Cascade Natural Therapeutics and of course OUR HAWKS. You've all done something amazing.
If there's anyone out there that knows of a company or individual looking to make a tax deductible donation (that gets tripled with the matches!) please make them aware of our campaign. We would LOVE to make it to that $100,000. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or ideas.
Lastly, those that got the massage rewards - I will be in contact once the campaign is over! You haven't been forgotten.
It's game week!
Let's get pumped up and get this rolling again. I KNOW we can hit the $100,000 mark. Remember, every dollar donated gets tripled due to the anonymous matcher who is matching whatever we raise up to $100,000 to BOTH UCSF and Seattle Children's.
Also, I'd like to correct my previous update. The Niner fans that raised the billboard had always intended on donating whatever they raised past the cost of the billboard to Seattle Children's. It was not an afterthought, as I previous labeled it. Take a look at their campaign and donate here if you are interested: http://www.gofundme.com/Seattle-Billboard-Fund
GO HAWKS... AND GO KIDS!
Unfortunately, our rivals continue to taunt us with the billboard they purchased in Fife.
Thankfully, even if it was just an afterthought, the excess funds they are generating from this billboard is going to help kids at Seattle Children's.
So let's ignore this jab show them what real class is, people. Let's reach that $100,000 for kids in their area.
WHO IS WITH ME?
Big congratulations to the Seahawks... It was a night we will never forget.
Niners, you played your hearts out and you should be proud of your team and what they've accomplished.
I will be a Hawks fan till death, but this whole experience has definitely changed my outlook on the Niners and their fan base.
As promised, the campaign will continue until the Seahawks no longer has a football season in progress. I absolutely KNOW we can hit that $100,000.
Remember, the kids are the real winners here.
Thank you all for your generosity, support and the goodhearted rivalry spirit that you've shown.
With matches, we are projecting we've raised over $329,000 to help sick kids.
Take a look at that number for a moment.
We are at $68,400 in cash donations in. Thank you everyone for your absolutely incredible support.
Today's the day. Let's have a great football game and hit that $100,000 mark!
John Howie Restaurants will be auctioning off those tickets he earned for tomorrow's game today! Current bid is only $2,100 for both, and all funds go to his Kick Hunger Challenge campaign. http://support.tasteofthenfl.com/
To place a bid, call John at 206-404-7768 or listen to KJR Sports Radio AM 950 for updates! Bidding will end at 2pm.
Keep the donations coming! We may actually max out this $100,000 yet!
More Rewards Added! Cascade Natural Therapeutics in...More Rewards Added!
Cascade Natural Therapeutics in Bainbridge Island has graciously donated 12 Massages to anyone willing to put up $120. Located in Bainbridge Island.
Also, if you bring in your receipt of $12 or more, get $15 off a massage. Check them out! cascadenatural.com
I love this idea. Are you a part of local business and want to contribute something for a reward? Please message me. Every bit helps.
The tickets have been claimed!
A HUGE thank you to John Howie Restaurants for kicking in another $5,000, bringing their total donation up to $10,000.
The icing on the cake? John is going to auction these amazing tickets off to help fight hunger in Washington. Take a look: http://goo.gl/ji7QJd
That puts our estimated overall raised at $175,347.
When we started this campaign we thought $20,000 would be shooting for the moon.
I should have never doubted the power of the 12s.
(and some pretty great niner fans too)
Let's keep this going!
UPDATE - THE HAWKS ARE IN!
We still don't have official word yet, but it would appear that the Seahawks/Paul Allen have offered to match up to $112,000!
This is simply incredible. This means that every dollar donated right now is worth FIVE. Donate $20? That means you are actually getting $100 to these hospitals to help kids that need treatment.
With matches, we are WELL over $100,000 for this cause. There's still much more we can do though... Let's MAX out these matches!
Remember, we have a pair of amazing tickets available as a reward for anyone interested in donating $10,000 (which would equate $50,000!).
Good luck Niners!
Reward Added: SEAHAWKS TICKETS!
An incredible Seahawk Season Ticket Holder has donated their two tickets for Sunday's game against the Niners to our campaign.
The seats are in the Club Level, fifty yard line. I am told it doesn't get much better than that! They come with a parking pass as well.
This is a reward for someone who is willing to donate $10,000. Remember, this is all for charity.
If you have any questions about this and are considering making that donation, feel free to email me through the gofundme site.
There is only one of these packages available, and it will go to the first $10,000 donation. Remember, until the game every dollar you donate is equal to $4 with the matches we have in place!
The San Francisco 49ers have graciously agreed to match whatever we raise THIS WEEK until the big game up to $100,000!!! They are going to do this for both our page and the Niner's billboard fund (that's donating their excess to Seattle Children's Hospital)!!!
More details to come... If anyone has news connections and can help spread the word on this, please do!
Whether you are a Hawks 12 or a Niners Faithful, this weekend is important.
We've been completely moved by the support for this campaign from both sides of the fence. While we may not like each other much, this whole experience has really put things into perspective. We are all still human beings. Though at this moment it may not seem like it, there are things out there that are more important than football.
With the matches we are sitting at $58,007 to help sick kids. Just look at that number for a moment. YOU DID THIS!
I've raised the goal to $100,000. The anonymous San Fran fan is donating up to $100,000 to each hospital matching whatever we raise, so let's try to take full advantage of that!
If you haven't yet shared this campaign socially (Facebook, Twitter etc), won't you please consider doing so? It's the best way for us to get exposure and help more children.
Big thank you to the anonymous fan, Clearwater Casino, John Howie Restaurants, 49ers Faithful, 12th Man and lastly Aaron Managhan, who took my silly idea and made it a successful reality.
Good luck Niners"¦ Good luck Hawks.
We received an incredibly generous donation from John Howie Restaurants in the amount of $5,000! This puts us at nearly $15,000 in donations, and with the matches in place almost $50,000 to help sick children in San Francisco AND Seattle.
You've all done an amazing thing. Way to show the spirit of the 12th, and thanks for the niners fans who have supported too.
We've decided that this campaign will officially end when the Seahawks season does.
Can we hit that $20,000???
Lastly, I have to send a big thank-you to Aaron Managhan, who really made this whole campaign successful. This wouldn't have been possible without him.
The anonymous fan for San Francisco is actually matching to BOTH hospitals.
This means we've raised $18,160 for UCSF and $14,080 for Seattle Children's, for a total of $32,340!!!
We haven't set an end date for this campaign yet, but are toying with the idea of ending it when the Seahawks season ends.
So for clarification, every dollar that is donated actually equates THREE dollars thanks to the generous San Francisco fan.
I have no doubt that we can hit our goal of $20,000 on this page. If everyone can please share the link if you haven't already that would be wonderful.
Great job everyone!!!!
You have all done something amazing this week.
We've cracked the $5,000 mark! That means currently we've accumulated $5,000 for the Children's Hospital in SF and $10,000 for Seattle Children's with the matches.
Suddenly... Our goal of $20,000 doesn't seem so far fetched.
Thank you all for your generous donations. It's been pretty incredible to see both Hawks fans and Niners fans come together for something better. You all inspire me.
Let's continue to make a difference and show what a real rivalry is all about.
A "Anonymous Fan" of the 49ers has officially offered to match whatever we raise for UCSF and donate it Seattle Children's Hospital ... UP TO $100,000!!!
I think San Francisco just said "Challenge Accepted!"
Come on 12th! Let's do this!
Suqaumish Clearwater Casino Resort is going to match whatever we raise for San Francisco's Children's Hospital and donate it right to Seattle Children's Hospital! (up to $5,000)
Another great reason to chip in!!! GO HAWKS!
Thank you EVERYONE for your support so far! Even if we didn't raise another dollar, we've made a difference, and shown what kind of fans Seattle has.
We can take this even further though! Right now what we need more than anything is more exposure. Please share the post in any way you can.
Thank you... AND GO HAWKS!!!!