Having grown up in Maine, I am a die hard Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and of course Patriots fan. That being said, you can only imagine my reaction when I saw a new campaign from the good folks at Omaze.
Omaze is a passionate team of practical dreamers who work hard to make once-in-a-lifetime experiences possible, meaningful and unforgettable. Their interests include—but are not limited to—basketball, dogs, Game of Thrones trivia, office pranks, cornhole and hanging out with each other. They partner with world changers which are the charities on the ground, working tirelessly to better people’s lives; the influencers, brands and personalities that use their reach for good; and extraordinary people like you who want to make a difference, and have fun doing it.
The new campaign that has me reeling brings together two of my favorite actors, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck along one of my all-time, most favoritist athletes, Tom Brady together for one amazing day. On top of that awesomeness, you also help 3 great charities/causes. Here is the deal:
You’re invited to a Boston T party! But in this case, “T” stands for “Tom”—as in Tom Brady. Major fanboys Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have a friend date planned with Tom in Boston, and they want you to join! (Someone’s got to help them keep it together.) You and a friend will meet up with the guys, grab some pizza, bond over beer, talk football, maybe even play catch. If you’ve ever wanted to get buddy-buddy with Matt, Ben or Tom, or all of them at once, this is your chance! It’s time to make history in one of the nation’s most historic cities. Flights and hotel included.
- Get to know Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Tom Brady over pizza and beer
- Talk football, movies and life with some of New England’s finest exports
- Get flown out to Boston and put up in a 4-star hotel
Having been to Boston many times in my youth, I can attest that they have great pizza, the town itself is absolutely incredible and well…. the company is as good as it gets. As I said, you also get to help three amazing organizations including:
Founded by Ben Affleck, Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) is a grant-making and advocacy organization whose singular mission is to support Congolese-led solutions in a country recovering from the world’s deadliest conflict since WWII. ECI invests directly in community-based organizations in health, education, farming, and women’s issues that are essential to creating a sustainable and successful society in eastern Congo.
For more than twenty years, Water.org has been at the forefront of developing and delivering solutions to the global water crisis. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org pioneers innovative, community-driven and market-based solutions to ensure all people have access to safe water and sanitation; giving women hope, children health and communities a future. To date, Water.org has positively transformed the lives of more than four million people living around the world.
The TB12 Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to maximizing the health, well-being, and athletic potential of elite young American amateur athletes by providing free access to the best available post-injury rehabilitation and performance enhancement services.
As with all Omaze campaigns, you can get some really great stuff based off how much you donate. It all starts at $10 which gives you 100 entries and goes up from there.