As lifelong Giants fans, we think Barry Bonds was the greatest ballplayer of all time - we also think he deserves his own statue at the greatest ballpark of all time.
#BarryBronze is a grassroots movement of likeminded fans from all over the world, working together to raise enough money to commission a fan-backed, professional-grade, 12-foot bronze statue of Barry Bonds. #BarryBronze will be monument quality and given to the San Francisco Giants, for eternal public display.
It started out with some Bonds fans chatting about how deserving he was of a statue, and that we wished we could help but didn't know how. Soon the idea of a Kickstarter campaign came up, and we did some research -- turns out similar campaigns have succeeded in the past. For example, the people of Detroit raised over $67K to build a statue of Robocop via Kickstarter.
After crunching the numbers, we realized our dream to commission a legit bronze statue, comparable to those of Marichal, Cepeda, McCovey, and Barry's godfather Willie Mays, could easily become a reality. However, we need YOUR help to make this happen - please check out our rewards and tell your friends! We're throwing a huge party for the unveiling around Opening Day 2015 and we hope to see you there!
And remember, your donation will be returned if we don't hit our goal, or if we hit the goal but the statue cannot be built for any reason. So you will only be contributing if we are actually going to make San Francisco Giants history!
Follow us at facebook.com/barrybronze
An added bonus: If we raise more than the $60K required, we will be able to create a larger version of the statue! Don't feel like you missed the boat if we reach our minimum goal - the more donations, the bigger the Barry Bronze.
Check out our great rewards to the right.
We are producing pins, stickers, and shirts, all with either our original logo or the alternate "hashtag logo." See image below for the two options:
Who are we?
We're lifelong Giants fans - Hayden Simmons, Nick Tannura, Sam Fuchs, Carter Phelps, you and whoever else wants to help us make this a reality. Barry Bonds helped keep baseball in San Francisco, filling our childhoods with amazing memories and monster home runs, and we just wanna say thanks. Join us!
You can add a quote of your choosing (tasteful, of course) to the plaque at the base of Barry Bronze. (You also get a pin, a shirt, a vote, stickers, an invitation to the unveiling party, and your name engraved).
This reward is for the backers out there who want to go above and beyond, much like Barry did his whole career - you and one other supporter will unveil the Bonds statue in front of fans, supporters, and special guests! After the unveiling party, you'll be able to bask in the historic glory of the day with two club level tickets to Opening Day 2015. In addition, you will be able to add a quote of your choosing to the plaque at the base of the statue, and you also get a pin, a shirt, a vote, stickers and four invitations to the unveiling party.