Just to make things clear, this isn’t a contest being run or handled by us, we’re merely passing on the news because it’s pretty awesome. Here are the details:
It may be a while before Star Wars fans are given the chance to travel to Tatooine; however, Omaze and the Make-A-Wish® foundation announced today a once-in-a-lifetime experience giving one very lucky fan and a guest the extremely rare opportunity to visit the Star Wars Mecca: George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch!
In addition to a private VIP tour of the famed facility, they’ll also get a personal meeting with legendary director George Lucas. If that wasn’t enough, Omaze will then fly them to Nerdist Studios in LA, where they will get to hang with Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.
By going to [The Contest Page], fans are able to donate $10 to enter for a chance to win. The best part about it? This experience is not going to the highest bidder in a charity auction. Anyone can enter to win by heading over to omaze.com/starwars, and donating.
“As a gesture of gratitude to all you amazing Star Wars fans out there, I’d like to offer the chance for you to capture your very own ultimate Star Wars moment,” said Hamill. “You and a friend will visit George and I at Skywalker Ranch and Nerdist Studios and chat about the history of Star Wars…Wookies and all. Do it now. Force yourself!”
Additionally, there are other incentives for fans to enter. For example, a $100 donation will earn a limited edition Star Wars shirt only available during this campaign and digital video thank you from Mark Hamill, while a $2500 donation will get a Luke Skywalker Force FX Lightsaber Collectible signed by Mark Hamill.
Omaze is a new online charity platform that gives anyone the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences that also support social missions. Why should life’s most amazing experiences only be accessible to a select few? Omaze works with studios, talent, and nonprofits to generate significantly more money and awareness for deserving causes, and all who choose to donate could share the chance to live out dream experiences. (You may have heard of their recent work with the cast of Breaking Bad, where Aaron Paul helped raise $1.7 million through Omaze for anti-bullying nonprofit The Kind Campaign, by giving donors the opportunity to win a trip as his personal guest to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery screening of the Breaking Bad finale.)
Every entry made towards this particular Star Wars experience will benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Through their work and effort they are able to grant a wish every 38 minutes in the United States.