NEW YORK, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Danai Gurira, who plays "Michonne" on "The Walking Dead," has teamed up with CrowdRise to offer fans a chance to attend the exclusive event and win the ultimate fan package. By donating as little as $10 at www.crowdRise.com/WalkingDead, fans will be entered to win a trip for two to New York, including flights and hotel. The winner and a guest will attend the season 6 premiere at Madison Square Garden, where they'll get a chance to go backstage with Gurira.
Additionally, the winner will be flown to Atlanta, GA, to tour some of the famous sites from the show as well as have lunch with Gurira. "The Walking Dead" experience will continue with a weapons training session, where the winner will learn to shoot a crossbow, get made up as a Zombie and receive a "Go Bag" full of disaster survival gear.
All proceeds will benefit the Almasi Arts Alliance, an organization which Gurira co-founded. Almasi Arts Alliance's mission is to create professional opportunities within the dramatic arts industry in Zimbabwe, where Gurira was raised.
The contest is open now and ends on September 24, 2015 at 11:59:59am ET. Gurira, joined by cast mates Michael Cudlitz, Lauren Cohen, and Melissa McBride made an exclusive video to announce the contest.
CrowdRise is the world's largest and fastest growing online platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. CrowdRise is used by millions of individuals, tens of thousands of charities, hundreds of companies and many celebrities to creatively leverage their resources and networks to unlock the power of the crowd and raise hundreds of millions of dollars to support positive social missions. Founded by actor Edward Norton, film producer Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise has conceived, implemented and powered campaigns that have raised over $250 million to date.
About Almasi Arts Alliance:
Almasi Arts Alliance is a non-profit organization that strives to create and facilitate artistic collaborations between African artists and American artists and artistic institutions. Their goal is to usher into fruition the next generation of African Dramatic Artists, through training, mentorship and access so as to allow the African story to be universally received. To learn more about the organization you can visit their website here: http://almasiartsalliance.org/mission/