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Changing the way sports fans express themselves by providing uniquely artistic, completely original designs of their favorite players.
Changing the way sports fans express themselves by providing uniquely artistic, completely original designs of their favorite players.
376 backers pledged $21,213 to help bring this project to life.

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OUR STORY

Look, we’re just like you.

We love sports and everything that comes with them: the players, the teams, the games, the beer and brats – and, of course, the apparel. But we got sick of looking like everybody else. As art and T-shirt junkies, we wanted to wear something cool and different, something that was totally “us”. We wanted to change the game for the fans.

About a year ago we did just that. We started 500 Level, a T-shirt company made by the fans, for the fans. We coined a concept that is unique, fresh and bold.  Since no two fans are alike, their shirts shouldn't be either.

The best part of 500 Level?  The designs are created by you, the fan.  That's right.  All our genius designs were made by artistic sports fans from around the globe, submitted to us, and then voted on to become the next great shirt.

We’re all about standing out in a crowd and selectively choose designs that are head turners.  We’re currently licensed by the NFL and NHL Players Associations and are committed to producing items that work in accordance with those two fantastic leagues.

We want you to help us become the company that clothes a new generation of sports fans, one that speaks entirely for themselves. 

This is your player, your team, your life. This is your shirt. 

Wear it well.

500 LEVEL on the news

PACKAGES

*  For every pledge except the FANTASY DRAFT pledge you must select from the list of NFL or NHL players below.

** For the FANTASY DRAFT pledge you may choose any active NFL or NHL Player that has signed the GLA (group licensing agreement) with the Players Association.  If you have questions on a specific player please ask us and we will let you know if they are available.

Andrew Shaw Limited Edition Autograph Print $125
Andrew Shaw Limited Edition Autograph Print $125

WITH YOUR SUPPORT

We firmly believe that every fan should be heard. With your help, they will be.

If we reach our goal, we’ll be able to create fresh new designs for all the players listed below. Of course, that’s just the beginning. The possibilities for our creations are literally infinite, but sadly our wallets are not. 

The more money we raise, the more designs we can produce and the more athletes we can immortalize on our shirts. We can gain licensing from other leagues and associations, and start printing our shirts in-house to avoid annoying order delays.

Please help 500 Level reach our goal and join the fan revolution!

NFL PLAYERS TO CHOOSE FROM    

Arizona Larry Fitzgerald, Patrick Peterson 

Atlanta Matt Ryan, Julio Jones

Baltimore  Joe Flacco, Ray Rice, Ray Lewis

Buffalo Stevie Johnson, C.J. Spiller

Carolina Cam Newton, Steve Smith

Chicago Brandon Marshall, Jay Cutler, Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, Devin Hester

Cincinnati  AJ Green, Andy Dalton

Cleveland Trent Richardson,T.J. Ward

Dallas Dez Bryant, Demarcus Ware

Denver Peyton Manning, Von Miller

Detroit Calvin Johnson, Ndamukong Suh

Green Bay Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews

Houston Arian Foster, JJ Watt

Indianapolis Andrew Luck, Reggie Wayne 

Jacksonville Maurice Jones Drew, Luke Joeckel 

Kansas City Jamaal Charles, Dwanye Bowe 

Miami Mike Wallace, Ryan Tannehill 

Minnesota  Adrian Peterson, Greg Jennings 

New England Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski 

New Orleans Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham 

New York G Eli Manning, Jason Pierre Paul 

New York J Antonio Cromartie, Santonio Holmes 

Oakland Darren McFadden, Charles Woodson 

Philidelphia Desean Jackson, Lesean McCoy 

Pittsburgh Ben Rothlisberger, Lamarr Woodley 

San Diego Antonio Gates, Philip Rivers 

San Francisco Colin Kaepernick, Patrick Willis, Michael Crabtree

Seattle  Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson

St. Louis Sam Bradford, Chris Long

Tampa Bay Josh Freeman, Doug Martin

Tennesse Chris Johnson, Kenny Britt

Washington Robert Griffin III, London Fletcher

NHL PLAYERS TO CHOOSE FROM

Anaheim  Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf

Boston  Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara

Buffalo  Tyler Myers, Ryan Miller

Calgary  Mike Cammalleri, Miikka Kiprusoff

Carolina  Eric Staal, Jordan Staal

Chicago  Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Duncan Keith, Andrew Shaw, Bryan Bickell

Colorado  Gabriel Landeskog, Matt Duchene

Columbus  Nathan Horton, James Wisniewski

Dallas  Jamie Benn, Ray Whitney, Tyler Seguin

Detroit  Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk

Edmonton  Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Florida  Kris Versteeg, Brian Campbell

Los Angeles  Johnathan Quick, Anze Kopitar

Minnesota  Zach Parise, Ryan Suter

Montreal  P.K. Subban, Carey Price

Nashville  Shea Weber, David Legwand

New Jersey  Ilya Kovalchuk, Martin Brodeur

New York I Evgeni Nabokov, John Tavares

New York R Rick Nash, Brad Richards, Henrik Lundqvist

Ottawa  Jason Spezza, Erik Karlsson

Philadelphia  Vincent Lecavalier, Claude Giroux

Phoenix  Shane Doan, Keith Yandle

Pittsburgh  Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby

San Jose  Logan Couture, Joe Thornton

St. Louis  Chris Stewart, Alex Pietrangelo

Tampa Bay  Martin St. Louis, Steven Stamkos

Toronto  Phil Kessel, Dion Phaneuf

Vancouver  Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin

Washington  Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom

Winnipeg  Andrew Ladd, Dustin Byfuglien

SIZE CHARTS

ONESIE

We purchase our onesies through Rabbit Skins.  We feel they provide an accurate size chart and give us a lot of color options.

TODDLER

We purchase our toddler t-shirts through Rabbit Skins.  We feel they provide an accurate size chart and give us a lot of color options.

YOUTH

We purchase our youth t-shirts through Gildan.  We feel they provide an accurate size chart and give us a lot of color options.

TSHIRTS

We purchase our t-shirts from Alternative Apparel. We love the feel of this brand.  It has that old school P.E. t-shirt feel and is very soft.  

Unisex Tee Sizing we recommend: 

Women order one size SMALLER 

Men order one size LARGER.

LONG SLEEVE SHIRT

We purchase our long sleeve shirts through American Apparel.  We are limited on color selection on this item but we feel it is the most comfortable long sleeve shirt on the market.  

Color options: Heather Gray and White.

PULLOVER HOODIE

We purchase our pullover hoodies through Gildan.  They provide a 50/50 blend of cotton and polyester and gives us a lot of color options.

DESIGN EXAMPLES

*We will add new designs as we create them

** If you have any suggestions for designs you would like to see please let us know in the comments section of Kickstarter.  

***Once funded we will send you a catalog of designs to choose from for your pledge.

Risks and challenges

Fulfilling Orders on Time
- Having the NFLPA and NHLPA approve our designs in a timely manner. They are very busy and it may take a little longer for designs to get approved.
- The amount of tshirts we have to print. Our goal is to get everyone their shirts by the beginning of the season and we will do everything we can to make sure this happens.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    A HUGE personal thank you from the owners of 500 Level via facebook and email. You will also have access to backers-only updates and exclusives.

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    PRINT - Select a NFL/NHL player from our list and receive a unique 6.25 x 8.00 art print of this player.

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    THE LITTLE ONES - ONESIE/TODDLER/YOUTH - Select a NFL/NHL player from our list and receive a unique design of this player.

    ONESIE Sizing: (NB - 24Months)
    TODDLER Sizing: (2T - 7)
    YOUTH Sizing: (XS - XL)

    * This pledge will allow you to select one of the following a onesie or toddler tshirt or a youth tshirt. You do not receive all 3.

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    500 LEVEL TSHIRT - Receive a tshirt with our logo on it.

    Unisex Sizing: XS - XXL

    *Women order one size SMALLER
    *Men order one size LARGER

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    T-SHIRT - Select a NFL/NHL player from our list and receive a tshirt with a unique design of this player.

    Unisex Sizing: XS - XXL
    *Women order one size SMALLER *Men order one size LARGER

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    WOMENS TANK TOPS - Select a NFL/NHL player from our list and receive a tshirt with a unique design of this player.

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    LONG SLEEVE TEE - Select a NFL/NHL player from our list and receive a tshirt with a unique design of this player. Unisex Sizing: S - XXL

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    FAMILY PACK - Tshirt + Onesie/Toddler/Youth

    This is our combo for an adult and child. Select a NFL/NHL player from our list and receive a tshirt with a unique design of this player.
    *In this pledge you can pick two different players if you would like.

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    PULLOVER HOODIE - Select a NFL/NHL player from our list and receive a hoodie with a unique design of this player.

    Unisex Sizing: XS - XXXL

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    2 T-SHIRTS - Select a NFL/NHL player from our list and receive a tshirt with a unique design of this player. *You can mix and match players in this pledge. Unisex Sizing: XS - XXL *Women order one size SMALLER *Men order one size LARGER

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    3 T-SHIRTS - Select a NFL/NHL player from our list and receive a Tshirt with a unique design of this player. *You can mix and match players in this pledge. Unisex Sizing: XS - XXL *Women order one size SMALLER *Men order one size LARGER

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    1 TSHIRT + 1 HOODIE - Select a NFL/NHL player from our list and receive a tshirt with a unique design of this player. *You can mix and match players in this pledge. Unisex Sizing: XS - XXL *Women order one size SMALLER *Men order one size LARGER

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    4 T-SHIRTS - Select a NFL/NHL player from our list and receive a Tshirt with a unique design of this player. *You can mix and match players in this pledge. Unisex Sizing: XS - XXL *Women order one size SMALLER *Men order one size LARGER

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    5 T-SHIRTS - Pick a NFL/NHL player from our list and receive a Tshirt with a unique design of this player. Unisex Sizing: XS - XXL *Women order one size SMALLER *Men order one size LARGER

    *You can mix and match players in this pledge.

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    ALL IN ONE - Pullover Hoodie + Long Sleeve Tee + Tshirt + 500 Level Tshirt + Onesie/Toddler/Youth tshirt + Print

    * You are allowed to mix and match NFL/NHL players for this combo package.

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    Andrew Shaw Limited Edition Autograph Print plus 1 Andrew Shaw T-Shirt - * The T-shirt is not autographed.

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    FANTASY DRAFT - You can pick any active player that is not on our list in the NFL or NHL and we will create a design for this player. You will also receive 4 tshirts with this player's design on it.

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    AUTOGRAPHED MANTI TE'O MINI HELMET plus a Manti Te'o T-Shirt. *The T-Shirt is not autographed.

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    AUTOGRAPHED MAURICE JONES DREW MINI HELMET plus a Maurice Jones Drew T-Shirt. *The T-Shirt is not autographed.

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    MATT FORTE AUTOGRAPHED FOOTBALL plus a Matt Forte T-Shirt. *The T-Shirt is not autographed.

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    JARED ALLEN AUTOGRAPHED FOOTBALL plus a Jared Allen T-Shirt. *The T-Shirt is not autographed.

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Funding period

- (45 days)