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Last updated August 19, 2016

LeBron the Redeemer Statue

Project is to build a statue in Cleveland of LeBron in his famous "Witness" pose similar to the "Christ the Redeemer" statue in Brazil.

LeBron the Redeemer Statue

Project is to build a statue in Cleveland of LeBron in his famous "Witness" pose similar to the "Christ the Redeemer" statue in Brazil.

$7
pledged of $1,000,000pledged of $1,000,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 19 2016 9:18 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 19, 2016

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LeBron the Redeemer
LeBron the Redeemer

 

Christ the Redeemer Statue, Brazil
Christ the Redeemer Statue, Brazil

 

LeBron The Land Champion!
LeBron The Land Champion!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0do6yC4Tgohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgr4JFZtoKw

We did it Cleveland! Our first Championship in more than 50 years! LeBron made good on his word to bring a Championship to all of the generous and hard-working people in Northeast Ohio and The Land.

This Kickstarter campaign is to build a statue of LeBron James in downtown Cleveland in the iconic "Witness" pose. This statue will symbolize for generations the toughness, grit, and hard work that LeBron and all of Cleveland, Akron, and all of Northeast Ohio symbolizes. When one thinks of the Seattle skyline the Space Needle always comes to mind. Similarly with Toronto the CN Tower reigns supreme. Let's give the Cleveland skyline that iconic centerpiece that will symbolize The Land and be a destination and source of civic pride for years to come.

LeBron (June 19, 2016) "I set out a goal, two years, to bring a championship to this city. I gave it everything that I had. I poured my heart, my blood, my sweat and my tears into this game."

LeBron symbolizes the quintessential American dream and his is a story of hard work, passion, commitment, and excellence. He is and always will be a Northeast Ohio icon and is a role model for so many. Our best days as Clevelanders are right in front of us and are once again a City of Champions.

With the Olympics in Brazil this year, we all know and have seen the famous “Christ the Redeemer” statue overlooking the Maracana stadium in Rio di Janeiro which was named one of the “seven wonders of the modern world.” In 2014 dollars this statue would cost $3.3 million and a similarly sized “Christ the King” statue in Poland was $1.5 million. Some of Cleveland’s most iconic images are the “Free Stamp” in Willard Park, the Nike “Witness banner” (since taken down) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cleveland has a rich history and it is time to make more and build a new iconic statue and destination during LeBron’s career. Michael Jordan has his statue outside the United Center, well Cleveland and LeBron James fans across the country and world will Kickstart this campaign to build a better one for LeBron right here in Cleveland. This is indeed a story of redemption, and we will show LeBron how much he means to the City of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. The initial goal will be $1,000,000.00 Once funded we will have an open period for local artists and those from around the world to submit their proposals. This Kickstarter is very serious. We will assemble a top-notch team of artists and designers to make this project a success. Regardless of what happens with the rest of LeBron's career, he will always be an example of hope and Northeast Ohio's favorite son. What better way to honor the man and the city than with a world-class statue constructed before his career is over? The goal is for the statue to be between 60-100' tall. The statue will be named “LeBron the Redeemer.”

Akron, Cleveland, Northeast Ohio, and LeBron fans across the country and world-- think about how you felt when you heard the news on Friday, July 11, 2014 of LeBron's return and on June 19th, 2016 as LeBron delivered on his promise and vanquished the Warriors in historic fashion. Let's keep that feeling for all-time!

Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges

There will be some unique risks and challenges associated with this project-- there is no doubt. Once funded we will have an open period for artists from Ohio and around the world to submit their proposals. The backers will have a vote on lebronjamesstatue.com for the final selection. The original thought would be a statue similar to the "Christ the Redeemer" Statue in Brazil with LeBron's iconic "Witness" pose. We will work with the City of Cleveland for all necessary permits and for an area in downtown Cleveland (Public Square, Willard Park, Cavs/Indians property) in which to build the statue.

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    Bronze Level Backing

    There will be an open period for artists to submit proposals for designs and you will get a vote for the final design. These will be posted on lebronjamesstatue.com. Most importantly you will help Cleveland create something iconic as it continues its renaissance in this new era of champions in The Land.

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    This is the Silver Level. You will receive a custom LeBron James "Redemption" statue t-shirt. You will receive a ticket to the christening ceremony.

    There will be an open period for artists to submit proposals for designs and you will get a vote for the final design. These will be posted on lebronjamesstatue.com. Most importantly you will help Cleveland create something iconic as it continues its renaissance in this new era of champions in The Land.

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    Gold Level Backing

    This is the Gold Level. You will receive a custom LeBron James "Redemption" statue t-shirt. You will receive a limited edition framed print of the artists rendering of the final design of the statue. You will receive two tickets to the christening ceremony.

    There will be an open period for artists to submit proposals for designs and you will get a vote for the final design. These will be posted on lebronjamesstatue.com. Most importantly you will help Cleveland create something iconic as it continues its renaissance in this new era of champions in The Land.

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    Platinum Level Backing

    This is the Platinum Level. You will receive two tickets to a ground breaking gala with the artists at the Cleveland Hyatt Regency Arcade. You will have your name permanently etched in the statue pedestal. You will receive 4 tickets to the christening ceremony.

    You will receive a custom LeBron James "Redemption" statue t-shirt. You will receive a limited edition framed print of the artists rendering of the final design of the statue.

    There will be an open period for artists to submit proposals for designs and you will get a vote for the final design. These will be posted on lebronjamesstatue.com. Most importantly, you will help Cleveland create something iconic as it continues its renaissance in this new era of champions in The Land.

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Funding period

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