So this is what happens when celebrities say “Challenge Accepted.”
The only thing that seems to be keeping the sanity in our world are the endless challenges continuously popping up across social media. The #PillowDressChallenge, #DontRushChallenge, #StayAtHome (which seems to be the most challenging for some). These all, while mildly annoying, give people something to do instead of molding away into their couch. The newest challenge of the bunch, however, bucks the trend as it is the most insane challenge we’ve ever seen!
The All-In Challenge is not for mere mortals like us, although we do play an important part in it all. The challenge, created by Fanatics founder and executive chairman Michael Rubin, aims to be the “world’s largest digital fundraiser in history.” And boy, are they going for it.
The fundraiser is really just a mega-raffle/auction of our favorite celebrities. No, really. World-renowned names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Timberlake, Allen Iverson, and Drizzy Drake, among many, many others, are all offering literal once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, all in the name of charity.
Most of the experiences are financially feasible for most everyday-people to enter, as it costs just $10 for 10 entries. That, for example, could get you in for a chance to play in the NBA Celebrity Game during All-Star Weekend, or be on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
But there’s a few that aren’t so attainable for run of the mill people like you and I. No offence, but not all of us can afford to bid $140,000–let alone $50,000–or the ultimate Tom Brady experience. Yes, those zeros are correct, I checked it thrice myself. Of course, even that doesn’t compare to the current bid price of $310,000 for Meek Mill’s 2018 Rolls Royce Phantom.
At the time of writing, the fundraiser had raised $6,104,812. Seeing as it only opened on April 14th, and is open till May 8th, they very well just might attain their goal of becoming the largest digital fundraiser of all time. Of course, that would just be a noteworthy footnote compared to their altruistic goal of feeding those in need.
After all, that is the driving force of this digital charity event. At a time when people are losing their income and struggling to find a means to feed their families, the All-In Challenge wants to alleviate the pain and worrying, as they noted on their website:
“Due to the widespread effects of COVID-19, many countries are facing an unprecedented shortage of food resources. Among those most in need: students who rely on currently closed schools for several of their meals each week; the newly unemployed who are facing uncertain circumstances; and a vulnerable elderly population sequestered in their homes without access to food.”
Partnering with Meals on Wheels, No Kid Hungry, and America’s Food Fund, which is associated with Feeding America and World Central Kitchen, the fundraiser aims to eliminate the uncertainties many unfortunately face today. Yet, they are doing a little more than just that.
The experiences all implicitly imply a return to a better tomorrow. It reminds us that this is not our permanent reality and that there will be a day when we reopen stadiums so we can have batting practice with A-Rod, and dine in our favorite restaurants with Quavo, or even just being able to open our front door to let our family and friends in to hear Justin Beiber serenading us.
Yes, you can still donate straight to the causes without entering the raffle but when we are bestowed an opportunity at an experience so rare that “rare” does not even define it, we can’t see why not. 100% of the proceeds go straight to the charities, so regardless of whether you win or not, you can feel mighty good about yourself.
If you do happen to win, then by golly, will you be feeling something.
Here’s a peak at some of the craziest offers currently up for grabs.
1. The Ultimate OVO Experience
- Four tickets to a Drake concert near your hometown
- OVO and Nike care packages
- Two night hotel stay for eight people in L.A. so that you can private party with Drake and his crew
and how do you get there?
- Round-trip airfare on Air Drake for you and your seven friends
2. Have a walk-on role in a Scorsese film with DiCaprio and De Niro
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We recently launched #AmericasFoodFund to help make sure every family in need gets access to food at this critical time. Our most vulnerable communities need our support now more than ever. That’s why we’re asking you to help us with the #AllinChallenge. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be able to work with the great @martinscorsese_, Robert De Niro and myself, this is your chance. Robert and I are going to be starring in a new movie called Killers of the Flower Moon, directed by Martin Scorsese. We want to offer you a walk-on role, the opportunity to spend the day on the set with the three of us, and attend the premiere. To take part, please go to allinchallenge.com and donate whatever you can. 100% of your donation will go to @MealsonWheelsAmerica, @NoKidHungry and #AmericasFoodFund (@wckitchen & @feedingamerica) @officiallymcconaughey, @theellenshow and @iamjamiefoxx, will you go all in with us?
- A walk-on role in DiCaprio’s new movie “Killers of the Flower Moon”
- Acting pointers from Martin Scorsese, himself
- Lunch with Leo and the cast
- Round-trip airfare and two-night stay at a hotel for the day on set and the red carpet premiere
3. Batting Lessons with A-Rod, Then Steal His World Series Trophy
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Hey everybody, I’ve accepted the #ALLINCHALLENGE. Thank you @michaelrubin for the nomination. Go to AllInChallenge.com and watch this video to see what I’ve auctioned off. I hope this helps. . Help me feed the hungry during this challenging and difficult time. I’m excited to be challenging two of the GOATs & two of my good friends, Warren Buffett & @tigerwoods. Let’s raise some money for those in need!
- One hour 1-on-1 batting lesson with Alex Rodriguez
- Choice of MLB park
- Round-trip for two and a two night hotel stay
and last, but not least,
- A-R0d’s World Series Replica Trophy
4. Yo Gotti's Platinum Rolex Presidential Watch AND Personal Tour Bus
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I’ve accepted the #ALLINCHALLENGE .Go to YoGotti.me/ALLInChallenge to participate in the auction & bid on my Platinum Presidential Rolex Watch and my luxury tour bus to help feed the hungry during this challenging time. Also, @iam1cent and @macbo50 I challenge you to be ALL IN 🔥🔥
- 2005 Prevost XL2 Double Slide Out Star Coach tour bus
which comes with:
- two bathrooms
- 11 TVs
- a double slide
- master suite
- his personally owned Platinum Rolex Presidential watch
5. One-Day Contract with the Dallas Mavericks
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@mcuban has accepted the #allinchallenge! BREAKING: Mark Cuban and the @dallasmavs want to sign you to an official NBA contract. #WojBomb. You'll get the all-star treatment as you head to Dallas to join the team. After you cross the T's and dot the I's, you'll select your jersey number and receive your personal uniform. Introduce yourself to @lukadoncic, @kporzee, and the rest of your teammates at the morning shootaround. While you're there, don't forget to practice your free throws! When game time rolls around, you'll head out onto the floor with the Mavs. Jump in the layup lines and show off your jumper to the thousands of fans at American Airlines Center. You'll sit on the Dallas bench during the game, but you won't be warming it for long. Rick Carlisle is subbing you in to shoot a free throw! With M-V-P chants echoing in the background, it's your time to shine. Will you make the shot? Airfare and accommodations included. 100% of all donations will go to @feedingamerica @mealsonwheelsamerica @wckitchen @nokidhungry so it’s time to suit up 🔥 link in bio!
- Sign a One-day contract to join the Mavs in a preseason game
- Join the lay-up line
- Appear on the official roster, with stats on the website
- Receive an on-court uniform with your name and number
and to fill that stat-sheet,
- shoot a free-throw during the game
These are just 5 of the 99 (and growing) possible experiences you can enter to win through the challenge. Each uniquely insane and gravitationally inciting.
Check them all out here.