Jack Black Raising Money to Build Water Park in Hometown

June 13, 2014 7:58 am
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Jack Black was recently voted by fans on the iHeartRadio app to be the band leader for Stephen Colbert when he takes over for David Letterman on Late Show next year.

So would he do it if he was truly asked?

“I’m just going to say yes because that sounds really sexy although no one has approached me at all,” joked the comedian when he called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Friday morning. “Yeah, there’s a possibility. There’s always a chance of anything in the universe happening, right?”

But in all seriousness, Jack has been busy helping to raise money to build a water park in Tonasket, Washington via Omaze.com, a Kickstarter-type site for doing good things.

“There’s lot of great raffles on there,” he explains. “It’s like a raffle. You buy a raffle ticket. It costs $10 to enter your name into the contest. But you can buy as many raffle tickets as you want to improve your chances. If you win, the prize I’m offering is the Jack Black Experience. You get to come visit me on the set of my new movie, Goosebumps. And you’ll get to watch us filming, you’ll get to hang out with me in my trailer, we’ll take selfies. I’ll teach you how to rock if you don’t already know. We will eat food together. I will teach you of life … you get all of me for one day. And I fly you out and I put you up in a sweet hotel.”

So why a water park in Tonasket, Washington? “My dad and a bunch of my family on that side live in an area of Washington state called the Okanogan Valley. They need a water park and I’m trying to make that happen. I think every town needs a water park. Every town needs a place for kids to play.”

To buy a raffle ticket to help Jack’s charity and hopefully win a day with him, check out Omaze.com/JackBlack!


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