Win a chance to be flown to the set of HBO’s Veep for Omaze educational campaign.
By Tony Sokol
While ex-president Selina Meyer is calculating her run back to the White House, her staff is giving away overnight stays in the Lincoln bedroom in return for some educational support. No? That’s not what Richard Splett promised? Sam Richardson and Matt Walsh, who Richard and play press secretary Mike McLintock on HBO’s Veep are actually offering a chance for fans to hang out with the cast of the show in exchange for a small donation. You might even get to throw egg salad at the Oval office desk.
The pair just released a video launching a brand new campaign on the fundraising platform Omaze to support the Los Angeles High School of the Arts and Children’s Community School. For as little as a $10 donation, fans have the chance to be flown out to Los Angeles where they’ll enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Veep from the set while meeting Matt, Sam, Tim Simons and other members of the cast.
“Starting today, fans can go to Omaze.com/Veep and enter for the chance to win,” reads the official Omaze site.
“Allow us to put on our running shoes and get to the point: you and a guest are going to join Timothy Simons, Matt Walsh and Sam Richardson on the set of Veep for the most presidential day of your life. Period. Exclamation point. Not only are these three top-notch gentleman going to join your cabinet as on-set advisors for the day, you’re also going to get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of an episode, meet some of the cast and take photos on the set to prove the whole thing happened (you know, in case the press tries to deny your legitimacy). You’ll be inverse frowning all day, guaranteed. Flights and 4-star hotel included.”
The campaign runs through January 31st. In addition to entering for the chance to win the grand prize, there is some amazing memorabilia available for high-level donors including a Veep script signed by select members of the cast as well as a “Jonah Ryan For Congress” campaign poster signed by Tim Simons.
The Children’s Community School is a progressive school dedicated to “teaching children to think for themselves, collaborate successfully with others, and take responsibility for their own education in a safe and loving environment.”
The Los Angeles High School of the Arts (LAHSA) is a fully-public school fostering a rich academic and artistic community inspiring our students to be independent, cooperative young adults who meet challenges. Through the performing and technical theatre arts, LAHSA students become active and articulate leaders in the personal and professional lives.