IN AN EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FROM SET, J.J. ABRAMS OFFERS FANS THE CHANCE TO WIN
A PRIVATE HOMETOWN SCREENING OF STAR WARS: EPISODE VII
BEFORE IT HITS THEATERS
(IN ADDITION TO CHANCE TO BE IN THE FILM)
Director J.J. Abrams unveils the Star Wars: Episode VII X-Wing in support of Star Wars: Force for Change campaignâ€™s final week
Campaign benefitting UNICEFâ€™s Innovation Labs and programs
draws participants from over 119 countries
VisitÂ Â For A Chance to Win
All Wings Report In! On the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, Director J.J. Abrams was interrupted by an X-Wing pilot and rogue robot as he announced the chance for fans to win an advance private screening of Star Wars: Episode VII. â€œWe are so grateful for the support that the fans from over 119 countries have shown for Force for Change,” said Abrams. “As we close this final week, weâ€™ve added an additional prize that allows the fans the opportunity to see the movie early as a thank you for supporting such a great cause as UNICEFâ€™s innovative, lifesaving work for children.â€ By contributing at any level by July 25th, participants will be eligible for all prizes including a chance to be in the movie.
Star Wars: Force for Change impressively raised over one million dollars within the first 24 hours of its launchâ€”a record for Omaze, the fundraising platform. So far contributors from 119 countries around the world have backed Force for Change, in support of the United Nations Childrenâ€™s Fundâ€™s (UNICEF) Innovation Labs and programs. UNICEFâ€™s network of 14 Innovation Labs help create sustainable solutions to critical issues facing children around the world in the areas of nutrition, water, health, and education. The funds raised through Star Wars: Force for Change willÂ impact the lives of children around the world, through projects like MobiStation, a portable, solar-powered educational kit to ensure children have access to quality learning anywhere, and Rapid FTR (Family Tracing and Reunification), a mobile phone application that helps reunite separated and unaccompanied children with their families in natural disasters. Fans can continue to pledge support and enter for a chance win until 11:59pm on July 25.
TheÂ Star Wars: Force for Change Grand Prize includes:
Airfare and accommodations to London for one winner and a guest
Behind-the-scenes access on the closed set ofÂ Star Wars:Â Episode VII as VIP guests of J.J. Abrams
Winner will have the opportunity to meet members of the cast
Winner and their guest will then be transformed by makeup and costume teams into aÂ Star WarsÂ character and filmed for a scene inÂ Star Wars: Episode VII
Disney committed US $1 million to support the launch of Star Wars: Force for Change. Star WarsÂ continues to inspire generations of dreamers and doers to use their creativity to accomplish great things.Â Star WarsÂ and Lucasfilm were built on the belief that in uniting creativity with innovation, you can make the impossible possible.
VisitÂ StarWars.com/ForceForChangeÂ to learn more about this new charitable initiative and the work of UNICEFâ€™s Innovation Labs and programs, and be sure to enter through contribution or free entry for your chance to win atÂ Omaze.com/StarWars.
Â May the Force be with you!
The United Nations Childrenâ€™s Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to save and improve childrenâ€™s lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEFâ€™s work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when zero children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visitÂ www.unicefusa.org.Â Â Find us on Twitter:Â @unicefusa; join us on Facebook:Â UNICEF-USA.
Founded by writer/filmmakers and friends from college, Matt Pohlson and Ryan Cummins, Omaze is an online charity platform that gives anyone the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences that also support remarkable causes.Â Omaze has worked with top actors, musicians, and athletes around the world including George Clooney, Ben Affleck & Matt Damon, Lady Gaga, Will Smith, George Lucas, Jennifer Lopez, and Phil Jackson, to name a few. Â .
STAR WARS: FORCE FOR CHANGE PROGRAM: RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS
No purchase necessary to enter or win.Â Void where prohibited.Â Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in your domicile, to enter and a resident of Argentina, Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, USA, or the UK, and not a resident of Belgium, Italy, Malta, Singapore, or Thailand.Â Residents of Australia, Brazil, China and the Republic of Korea are not prohibited from participating, but local rules and laws may restrict or prohibit the award of certain prizes or impose additional restrictions on participation.
Rewards are separate from sweepstakes prizes.Â Rewards are limited in quantity. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. For free entry: (i) send post card to Sponsor at PO Box 3190, 1217 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, California 90408 by applicable mail date; or (ii) visitÂ www.Omaze.com/StarWars.Â Entrants may receive additional entries via Facebook.Â Maximum number of entries: 10,000 per Entrant.Â Travel and accommodations are at Sponsorâ€™s discretion and subject to availability and change.Â Winner and Guest may be required to pass a background screening or security check, to receive the prize and/or reward. Visa conditions may apply. All taxes are Winnerâ€™s responsibility. Not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with FacebookÂ®.Â Residents of certain territories may be required to successfully complete a trivia question to qualify.Â For full entry requirements, details, limitations and restrictions see Official rules atÂ www.Omaze.com/StarWars.Â Â Sole Sponsor: Omaze, Inc., PO Box 3190, 1217 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90408.