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We are crowdfunding the construction of a 12-foot bronze statue of Barry Bonds, to be gifted to the Giants and installed at AT&T Park. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on August 21, 2014.

We are crowdfunding the construction of a 12-foot bronze statue of Barry Bonds, to be gifted to the Giants and installed at AT&T Park.

About this project

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.

Our Story:

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.

Former Giants statues around AT&T Park
Former Giants statues around AT&T Park

Rewards:

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:

Two Shirt Options
Two Shirt 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!

Barry Bronze Official Logo
Barry Bronze Official Logo
Barry Bronze Informative Handout
Barry Bronze Informative Handout

Check out what the media is saying:

SFGateMcCovey Chronicles | Keith OlbermannKQED | Bleacher Report | Yahoo Sports | NBC | CBS

July 24 was Barry's 50th Birthday. Here's to The King!

Happy 50th to Barry Bonds!
Happy 50th to Barry Bonds!
Let's do this! #barryBronze
Let's do this! #barryBronze
 

Risks and challenges

If we don't secure a great location for #BarryBronze, everybody gets their money back, so there's no risk!

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Rewards

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    Pledge $5 or more
    About $5 USD

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    An official Barry Bronze sticker for just 500 cents, in honor of Major League Baseball's 500 steals - 500 Homers Club (aka Barry Bonds).

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    About $25 USD

    63 backers Limited (37 left of 100)

    Commemorative 2-inch metal Barry Bronze pin! (Plus a sticker)

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    Pledge $50 or more
    About $50 USD

    33 backers Limited (17 left of 50)

    Super Limited Edition black #BarryBronze shirt as seen here: https://www.facebook.com/barrybronze/photos/a.760336397357614.1073741831.677396638984924/760336414024279/?type=3&theater

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    About $73 USD

    44 backers Limited (456 left of 500)

    Limited edition Official Barry Bronze T-shirt! (Plus commemorative pin and sticker)

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    About $125 USD

    10 backers Limited (490 left of 500)

    Vote on the pose we choose for Barry Bronze - Fingers to the sky? Home run swing? You make the call! (Plus t-shirt, sticker & pin)

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    Pledge $250 or more
    About $250 USD

    12 backers Limited (113 left of 125)

    Join us at the private Barry Bronze unveiling party, Opening Day 2015! Open bar! Special guests?! Location TBD! (You also get a pin, a shirt, sticker and a vote)

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    Pledge $415 or more
    About $415 USD

    15 backers Limited (10 left of 25)

    Get your name engraved and eternally memorialized on the plaque beneath Barry Bronze! (You also get a pin, a shirt, a sticker, a vote and an invite to our party)

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    Pledge $762 or more
    About $762 USD

    15 backers Limited (10 left of 25)

    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).

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    About $5,000 USD

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    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.

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Funding period

- (30 days)