Seahawks fans raise money to fly 'Go Hawks' banner over Candlestick

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by ELIZABETH WILEY / KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on December 8, 2013 at 9:45 AM

First, Seahawks fans came together to pay for a brick at the San Francisco 49ers' soon-to-be built Levi Stadium.

Now, they are rallying to fly a Seahawks flag over Candlestick Park before the match up between the 49ers and Seahawks.

Two fans, Travis Platt and Cedric Morris, launched an online fundraiser totaling $1,300 to hire a banner plane for Sunday.

"It evolved really quick," Morris said.

So far, 112 people have donated more than $2,000 to Platt and Morris' campaign. In a post made three days ago, Morris said that payment had been sent.

"It's going to happen, weather permitting," said Morris. "It's on."

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They plan to fly a banner reading "GO HAWKS-12" about an hour before kickoff. It will be in the air over the stadium for 10-15 minutes.

"We didn't realize we would have so many people support it," Morris said.

Platt is originally a Seattleite, but now lives in Los Angeles. He is a passionate sports fan and is pursuing his dream to work in sports entertainment with a weekly NFL webshow called "Blitzed."

He said it's hard to be away from Seattle and watching the Hawks every Sunday takes him home.

Thanks to all the contributions, Morris and Platt were able to upgrade their banner. Now it's bigger and has custom Seahawk colors.

Excess funds will go to Morris and Platt's favorite charity, the Wounded Warrior Project. Every year, they hold an event for the charity, so it was a natural fit.

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