I normally don’t promote contests on the blog, but this particular promotion has an interesting sports business twist to it while also benefiting a good cause, so I’m happy to make an exception. Omaze, which is a contest platform offering rare experiences to help raise money for charities, is running a “Dodgers Dream Day” contest where the winner will get to spend some time with team president and part-owner, Stan Kasten.
About the experience: For anyone who’s dreamt of shadowing Dodgers owner Stan Kasten and meeting the players during batting practice, Omaze is making that dream possible. Anyone can log on to Omaze.com, make a minimum $5 donation to the Inside Out Writers Foundation and be entered to win this once-in-a-generation opportunity to watch the Dodgers play the Rockies in the second to last series of the season.
- Meet the players during batting practice
- Shadow owner Stan Kasten and sit in the press box
- Every 4 entries provides a day of re-entry services for formerly incarcerated youth
About Omaze: Omaze offers everyone the opportunity to engage in once-in-a-lifetime experiences with celebrities, athletes and the world’s greatest thinkers with the proceeds benefitting a social cause. The process works similar to a charity raffle. Anyone can enter to win an Omaze experience of their choice by donating just $5. Once the deadline to enter for the experience passes, they collect all the entries and select the winners through a third party computer generated random selection process. The proceeds are delivered to benefit a specific social cause. The goal of the campaign is clearly quantified and they track the impact over time so you can see how your support has impacted lives.