After Sunday night’s post-game celebration, Pioneer Square’s historic pergola sustained $25,000 in damage, but Seattle residents immediately came to the rescue to raise money for the repairs. A very special thank you to Seattle resident Amanda Gallagher Quinn who started the crowdfunding campaign, as well as to Western Washington Honda Dealers who donated $10,000 to Seattle Parks and Recreation to help meet the goal.
Quinn’s original crowdfunding pitch read:
On Sunday February 2nd, the Seattle Seahawks made history by dominating Superbowl XLVIII and the 12th Man roared in triumph. From Bothell to the U-District, Ballard to Pioneer Square, we filled Seattle streets with our dancing, cheers, and Seattle’s iconic polite style of celebration. Polite or not, there was a party foul in Pioneer Square. Seattle’s historic Iron Pergola was damaged to the tune of $25,000. Now it is time to clean up after ourselves, because this is truly #HowSeattleRiots
Let’s give the parks department some help in replacing the things we broke, and show that the Seahawks truly have the best fans in the league.
And they do! This has been a truly special week for Seattle and we couldn’t be more proud of the spirit and camaraderie that has been shown throughout.