The iconic Costacos Brothers designed their first poster in more than 20 years to raise money for charity.
Wilson grew up with one of the artists’ posters of Bo Jackson titled “Bo Jackson, Black and Blue.” The poster featured the talented athlete with his gear for both his NFL and MLB teams, the Los Angeles Raiders and the Kansas City Royals.
The Costacos Brothers debuted their comeback poster last month during a the first public event for Wilson’s charity, the Why Not You Foundation.
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The Seattle Seahawks’ star’s organization is dedicated to “creating real and lasting change in the world by motivating, empowering and preparing today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders.”
In total, the event raised more than $400,000 for Wilson’s charity.
“The mission of the Why Not You Foundation is the power to change the world one individual at a time, one child at a time, and we were able to do that tonight,” Wilson told the press.
“Through all the powerful influencers we have in this city, in this beautiful community of Seattle and the State of Washington and across the country—we had people fly in from across the country—we raised significant money to give back. That’s the mission, that’s the goal is to be able to give back. I’ve been given so much and I just want to give back. It was a special thing.”
“It was an emotional night because you got to see so many people make an impact. That’s what I love about this community,” he continued.
Wilson began his philanthropic efforts with his self-titled organization to fight diabetes after losing his father to the disease.
“I was initially going to call it the Russell Wilson Foundation, but I didn’t want to make it about me or about him… We’re not focused on one thing, it’s a bigger cause. I just want to make sure I’m doing my part. If we can focus on the individual, if I can influence you in a positive way, and you can influence the next person in a positive way, and that person can influence their kids in a positive way, and their kids can influence the next generation, then we have something. That’s when we see change.”
Fans can purchase the Costacos Brothers poster on the Why Not You Foundation’s website for $20. All proceeds from the purchases go directly to the organization.
Photo Credit: Why Not You Foundation