The cast of the “Star Trek“ film franchise has created a philanthropic initiative in partnership with Omaze. The Star Trek: To Boldly Go campaign will support the cast’s personal selection of nine global causes, which will each receive equal portions of the funds raised when fans enter for a chance to win a walk-on role in director Justin Lin’s “Star Trek Beyond,” the third film in the blockbuster franchise, due for release on July 8, 2016.
To coincide with the campaign’s launch, cast members John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba recorded a special video message on the Starship Enterprise bridge set. The video features the cast inviting fans to make franchise history as the first fans to ever win a walk-on role in a Star Trek movie. For each $10 contribution made through the Omaze fundraising platform, eligible participants will be automatically entered for a chance to win.
The campaign runs from 12:01 a.m. PST on July 14th until 11:59 p.m. PST September 1st.