12th Man For Marshawn Lynch

$20,679 of $50k goal

Campaign Ended.
Loren Summers   OLYMPIA, WA
For those of you who are not aware, our beloved "Beast Mode" Marshawn Lynch has been fined $50,000. by the NFL for refusing to speak to the media in 2013, which is a reported violation of his NFL contract. I have a few things to say about this:

1. FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS?!? SERIOUSLY?!?
2. Has anyone considered that Marshawn has a fear or problem with public speaking? You know, like the other 74% of the population? Watch the body language in this video and decide for yourself. Is Marshawn being difficult, or would he rather be home jamming thumbtacks through his toenails to avoid having to speak to a room full of strangers?!?

http://www.seahawks.com/videos-photos/videos/Marshawn_Lynch_First_Round_Bye_Press_Conference/3376dc2a-b20c-4985-b3c5-442753ccd50b

I think it is absurd that this man has to pay the NFL a fine of this magnitude and further, be forced to speak when he doesn't want to. $50K? Under what other circumstance would a player be forced to pay such an obscene amount of money? Just because the man has money, doesn't mean he should be a target! PLEASE! I have started this campaign in the hopes that every 12th Man will donate at least $1.00 to cover the amount of the fine imposed on Marshawn by the NFL. I will personally deliver the check at the end of the campaign, along with the message that the 12th Man has your back. Does Marshawn need this money? No. But I think it would be a good time to let Marshawn know, that we don't need his interviews or his thoughts to appreciate the amazing talent he is, and the contribution he makes to our team. And that we recognize the injustice that has been done to him, and we will not stand for it. What Marshawn does with the money is not my concern - maybe he will pay it forward and donate our collections to a non-profit that helps people overcome their fear of public speaking!!! GO HAWKS and GO 12th MAN!!!
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Update 41
30 months ago
Well guys! Our campaign has come to an end! I want to send out a big thank you to EVERYONE who made pledges to this cause! While we did not hit the mark, Marshawn did graciously agree to match and donate whatever we could raise in pledges! I know that he will make us proud, as he always does. 12's around the world are flying high on the heels of our phenomenal win over San Francisco, and our impending trip to the Super Bowl! I am more inspired than ever by the generosity and passion that resides within our 12th Man tribe! I'm so proud to be a part of this amazing community of giving people! I will leave you with this: the next time you see something that you don't agree with, take a stand! Create a platform for your voice to be heard. And take every opportunity to make the lives of those around you better! GO HAWKS!!!
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Update 40
30 months ago
Just when I start to think it is hopeless, ya'll fire it back up again! I have a couple of people working on contacting corporate donations - otherwise we just keep spreading the good word! I'm in until Sunday morning, and I will keep trying to find a way! GO HAWKS!!!
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Update 39
30 months ago
Alex - C-LINK was on my list, as was Larson Automotive Group and Beacon Plumbing. This campaign ends on Sunday morning, way before the game starts. Maybe you could call their corporate headquarters and see if you can get any of them on board? I'd appreciate it!
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Update 38
30 months ago
GGGRRR!!! Just came home to a really nasty message from an obvious 49'ers fan!!! Sad face all the way around today everybody! I was only able to connect with 1 corporate entity, who declined the opportunity to participate. The rest of my work week is grueling, so I won't have an opportunity to make more phone calls. If somebody wants to jump in and attempt to rally some corporate sponsorship, I would welcome the help. Otherwise, I think we are a bust! Everyone keeps commenting that we should just donate what we have. We CANNOT do that - the campaign is all or nothing. If we don't raise $50K, it all goes away. Period. Any creative thinkers out there know how to raise $30K in 5 days? I'm listening!!! GO HAWKS!
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Jeremy McWhirter
30 months ago

Please join this campaign: http://chn.ge/1cv5ied This petition is to stop the NFL from making it mandatory to speak to the media.

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Stephen Hutchins
30 months ago

Anything helps please

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Kylee Wilman
30 months ago

Extend it!!!!

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Diana Braden
30 months ago

I don't want my money back !! Bottom line use it for this !! Loren great job ! Marshawn is a great man doing great things

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Jerry Jennifer Binam
30 months ago

Loren keep your head up, amazing things can still happen! If for some reason all of your hard work does not reach $50,000.00 , I am still donating my portion to a foundation that I work with. I will put it in honor of the both of you;0) Stay strong...from one of the other 12th women

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Jannelle Brown
30 months ago

I based $31 off 20,344 so obviously if people donate more then that figure changes but it guarantees 50k.

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Jannelle Brown
30 months ago

I emailed some local companies. We will see if the respond. Also for everyone who already contributed (971) donated $31 more dollars we would reach our goal. I'm down with that.

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Alex Richardson
30 months ago

Or has anyone talked to century link and ask if they could put up collection locations at the game the linking them into the site

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Alex Richardson
30 months ago

I know this is the 12th man trying to make it. But i wouldn't mind seeing fellow teammates donate.

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Tami Avey Galloway
30 months ago

Why would it "ALL" go away? Lynch said he would match what ever numbers we got. When i talked to him on the phone he said " I will match and donate to a charity in Seattle! Don't let the 49er Whiners get you down. I have been working hard on this as well. I am not going to give up hope. What ever we met shouldn't be " GONE" it goes to charity. I am still waiting to hear back from the people that i have called... Have faith we have 5 days left!

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Chad Thompson
30 months ago

Well Loren you did a great job - lots more than I would have and yes the post said all or nothing - I don't think most if us would mind if we donated what we gave, but ya know there would be a squeaky wheel out there -

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Tami Avey Galloway
30 months ago

YES, HE DID!

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Kim Kirby
30 months ago

I believe that what ever amount we end up with should go to charity. Not just IF we reach our goal. Marshawn said he'd match whatever we raised!!!! GO HAWKS!

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Tami Avey Galloway
30 months ago

Radio station done, Wenatchee world done, Billboard for the support of the " HAWKS" in the works..... BOOM BOOM !!!!!!! Once i start something i don't stop!

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Tami Avey Galloway
30 months ago

BOOM BOOM !!!!!!!! Lets get the goal to "QUAKE" We are going to the bowl baby and if every one spreads the word we can reach the goal... Talk to your friends,Co-workers ect.... I am going to call places and ask for them to help us met this goal! Have a nice day everyone! "BEAST YOU ROCK" SEATTLE SEAHAWKS you guys are the "BEST" in the NFL! I can't wait for this game with the 49er whiners..... GO HAWKS

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Chad Thompson
30 months ago

24 k sounds like a fine realistic goal - we were definitely heard (as usual). :)

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Alex Richardson
30 months ago

Reminding people this is going to charity and being matched by lynch. Lets do this

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Jannelle Brown
30 months ago

I think we should get to 24k!

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Lauren Bess
30 months ago

For all those going on about money and how we should feel bad for donating to this cause. 1. It was about the stupidity of the fine and excessive amount. 2. Show of support as fans (Best fans in the NFL) 3. We know our Seahawks, they dont turn their backs on their fans or their community. If those of you who only read half of whats posted you might have missed the part this is all going to charity (if 50k is met) and if its not its getting returned to the fans and Lynch is matching the amount made what ever it will be and donating it.

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Tami Avey Galloway
30 months ago

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=611866768881659&set=vb.114431401958534&type=2&theater

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$20,679 of $50k goal

Campaign Ended.
Created January 5, 2014
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$120
Tom Leahy
30 months ago

Go Hawks! Very happy on every level to contribute to this cause. Looking forward to a monster game tomorrow. I absolutely love seeing Marshawn's yards after contact. Beast Mode all day!

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CO
$10
Colleen O'Connor
30 months ago

We all love Marshawn. He speaks for us on the field every game. It shouldn't be anyone's job requirement to speak to the media.

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$12
Jenny Graves
30 months ago

C'mon 12th man! I would do more if I could, but I think every 12 could do 12!!!!

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RB
$24
Rhonda Bright
30 months ago

I still believe...in the Seahawks and this site. Go Marshawn - run angry!!!!!

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$20
Alena Doll
30 months ago

Go Hawks!

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KW
$12
Kylee Wilman
30 months ago
PH
$12
Paula Hicks
30 months ago
SD
$24
Stacia Dugan
30 months ago
MM
$20
Michelle Matthews
30 months ago

Sending all prayers, dialing for dollars, and have all hope in the world that Loren's campaign is going to succeed!!! We have until Sunday folks, keep donating, sharing, and getting the word out. We all came together, almost 1000 people STRONG!!! This is our opportunity to be a part of something WAY bigger than just us. #GOHAWKS Thank you Loren!! ♥

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$31
Jannelle Brown
30 months ago

So if all 971 that all ready contributed, contributed $31 then we would reach our goal so i am donating again!

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Jeremy McWhirter
30 months ago

Please join this campaign: http://chn.ge/1cv5ied This petition is to stop the NFL from making it mandatory to speak to the media.

+ Read More
Stephen Hutchins
30 months ago

Anything helps please

+ Read More
Kylee Wilman
30 months ago

Extend it!!!!

+ Read More
Diana Braden
30 months ago

I don't want my money back !! Bottom line use it for this !! Loren great job ! Marshawn is a great man doing great things

+ Read More
Jerry Jennifer Binam
30 months ago

Loren keep your head up, amazing things can still happen! If for some reason all of your hard work does not reach $50,000.00 , I am still donating my portion to a foundation that I work with. I will put it in honor of the both of you;0) Stay strong...from one of the other 12th women

+ Read More
Jannelle Brown
30 months ago

I based $31 off 20,344 so obviously if people donate more then that figure changes but it guarantees 50k.

+ Read More
Jannelle Brown
30 months ago

I emailed some local companies. We will see if the respond. Also for everyone who already contributed (971) donated $31 more dollars we would reach our goal. I'm down with that.

+ Read More
Alex Richardson
30 months ago

Or has anyone talked to century link and ask if they could put up collection locations at the game the linking them into the site

+ Read More
Alex Richardson
30 months ago

I know this is the 12th man trying to make it. But i wouldn't mind seeing fellow teammates donate.

+ Read More
Tami Avey Galloway
30 months ago

Why would it "ALL" go away? Lynch said he would match what ever numbers we got. When i talked to him on the phone he said " I will match and donate to a charity in Seattle! Don't let the 49er Whiners get you down. I have been working hard on this as well. I am not going to give up hope. What ever we met shouldn't be " GONE" it goes to charity. I am still waiting to hear back from the people that i have called... Have faith we have 5 days left!

+ Read More
Chad Thompson
30 months ago

Well Loren you did a great job - lots more than I would have and yes the post said all or nothing - I don't think most if us would mind if we donated what we gave, but ya know there would be a squeaky wheel out there -

+ Read More
Tami Avey Galloway
30 months ago

YES, HE DID!

+ Read More
Kim Kirby
30 months ago

I believe that what ever amount we end up with should go to charity. Not just IF we reach our goal. Marshawn said he'd match whatever we raised!!!! GO HAWKS!

+ Read More
Tami Avey Galloway
30 months ago

Radio station done, Wenatchee world done, Billboard for the support of the " HAWKS" in the works..... BOOM BOOM !!!!!!! Once i start something i don't stop!

+ Read More
Tami Avey Galloway
30 months ago

BOOM BOOM !!!!!!!! Lets get the goal to "QUAKE" We are going to the bowl baby and if every one spreads the word we can reach the goal... Talk to your friends,Co-workers ect.... I am going to call places and ask for them to help us met this goal! Have a nice day everyone! "BEAST YOU ROCK" SEATTLE SEAHAWKS you guys are the "BEST" in the NFL! I can't wait for this game with the 49er whiners..... GO HAWKS

+ Read More
Chad Thompson
30 months ago

24 k sounds like a fine realistic goal - we were definitely heard (as usual). :)

+ Read More
Alex Richardson
30 months ago

Reminding people this is going to charity and being matched by lynch. Lets do this

+ Read More
Jannelle Brown
30 months ago

I think we should get to 24k!

+ Read More
Lauren Bess
30 months ago

For all those going on about money and how we should feel bad for donating to this cause. 1. It was about the stupidity of the fine and excessive amount. 2. Show of support as fans (Best fans in the NFL) 3. We know our Seahawks, they dont turn their backs on their fans or their community. If those of you who only read half of whats posted you might have missed the part this is all going to charity (if 50k is met) and if its not its getting returned to the fans and Lynch is matching the amount made what ever it will be and donating it.

+ Read More
Tami Avey Galloway
30 months ago

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=611866768881659&set=vb.114431401958534&type=2&theater

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