In 2004, the movie Dodgeball instructed viewers how to dodge a wrench and dodge a ball, introduced them to ESPN8 (The Ocho), and delivered “A True Underdog Story.” 13 years later (where does the time go?) the cast of that comedy has reunited to raise funding for a good cause. Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and the rest of the Dodgeball principals have joined forces with Omaze for a charity drive that will deliver a boost to the Stiller Foundation.
As with other Omaze drives, backers can donate to the Dodgeball campaign in exchange for digital raffle tickets that represent chances to win incredible rewards. In this case, the grand prize is a trip to the gym, where a select group of winners will meet the Dodgeball actors and join them for a game between Average Joe’s and the formidable Globo Gym Purple Cobras. All money raised through the Omaze initiative will head to the Stiller Foundation, which provides educational support in third-world nations like Haiti.
Omaze has made a lot of headlines by recruiting celebrity partners like Stephen Colbert, JJ Abrams, and Arnold Schwarzenegger for its charity drives. In this case, the campaign also doubles as a mini-reboot of a beloved comedy. If the recent Anchorman and Zoolander sequels are any indication, this is probably the best way to bring back an old favorite.