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Published on August 15th, 2018 | by Jerry Doby

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#WillSmithTheJump: Will Smith to Bungee Jump Over Grand Canyon for Charity on 50th Birthday

YouTube’s “Will Smith: The Jump” Will Raise Proceeds To Benefit Global Citizen’s Education Campaigns Fans Who Donate Through Omaze Earn The Chance To Win A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience To Witness Will Bungee Jump Out Of A Helicopter on His Birthday.

Beginning yesterday August 14th, fans can enter to win a once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness — in person — Will Smith bungee jump out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon as part of the special Will Smith: The Jump. Check out Will’s announcement here. All fans will be able to watch the special LIVE on Will’s YouTube channel on his 50th birthday this September 25th — all to raise awareness and donations for international advocacy organization Global Citizen’s education campaigns.

A $10 donation through Omaze.com/Will (official sweepstakes rules and other terms apply) provides fans with the chance to win this experience and support a great cause. Donation proceeds will benefit Global Citizen’s advocacy work on education and allow them to support Education Cannot Wait, a fund to bring education to kids in emergencies. The grand prize experience for one lucky winner and their guest includes:

  • Hang with Will and his family to celebrate his 50th birthday and his successful heli-bungee jump
  • Strike a pose with Will for the birthday photo
  • Facetime a friend while you hang with Will
  • Get flown out and put up in a hotel

Will believes that every child should have access to the transformative power of an education, which provides the chance to thrive, live and succeed. Through the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation he has chosen to partner with Global Citizen to support their ongoing advocacy work on education that allows them to support Education Cannot Wait, a global initiative that provides 75 million children in crisis-affected areas access to education.

In March of 2018, YouTube creators (and lifelong fans of Will) Yes Theory challenged Will to bungee jump from a helicopter. Watch the challenge here. Will boldly decided to face his fears and accepted the challenge, under the condition the jump is done for charity.

Fans who want to watch the big jump — and Will’s birthday celebration — can do so by heading to Will’s YouTube channel to watch LIVE on September 25th, 2018. Exact timing will be released at a later date.

Will Smith launched his YouTube channel in December 2017 and has accumulated more than 2.5M subscribers and almost 60M channel views. Will is giving viewers a behind-the-scenes view of his global adventures and sharing the stories that have shaped his career and perspective.

Westbrook Entertainment will produce the live stream in conjunction with Fly On The Wall Entertainment. Fly On The Wall Entertainment also produced YouTube Original Katy Perry: Witness World Wide, the 96-hour livestream on Katy’s YouTube channel, in addition to the series Big Brother.

Official Hashtag: #WillSmithTheJump

About YouTube:

Launched in May 2005, YouTube’s mission is to give everyone a voice and show them the world. We believe that everyone deserves to have a voice, and that the world is a better place when we listen, share and build community through our stories. YouTube is a Google company. For more information, www.youtube.com

About the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation:

The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation (WJSFF) is a non-profit organization that sits at the convergence of philanthropy, media and social impact. WJSFF is an incubator and accelerator that ignites the next generation of big ideas, cutting-edge artists, thought leaders, change-makers and social innovators. Together with grantees and partners, WJSFF invests in organizations and initiatives that empower traditionally overlooked communities and affect real change. For more information, please visit www.wjsff.org

About Omaze:

Omaze is an online fundraising platform that makes giving fun and easy by offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences and exclusive merchandise in support of critical causes. Our campaigns connect influencers, nonprofits and donors to create lasting impact, and have raised funds and awareness for over 350 charities with donations from over 180 countries. For more information, please visit www.omaze.com

About Global Citizen:

Since the first Global Citizen Festival in New York in 2012, Global Citizen has grown into one of the largest, most visible platforms for young people around the world calling on world leaders to honor their responsibilities in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and ending extreme poverty by 2030.

Global Citizens have generated commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $37.9 billion that are set to affect the lives of more than2.25 billion people. This year alone Global Citizens have secured 29 commitments totaling over $2.9 billion  that are set to affect the lives of more than 501 million  people by 2030.

Bonus: Finally… YES Theory meets WILL SMITH!

 

Featured Image by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic


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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.


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