By Shawn Rice
Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn joined with Justin Long, Christine Taylor and Missi Pyle for a Dodgeball reunion for a charity video for Omaze that sees them reprising their roles from the 2004 comedy sleeper hit. Rawson Marshall Thurber, the writer/director of the original film, helmed the short which offers you two choices for the charity dodgeball event of a lifetime: Globo Gym or Average Joe’s.
Backed by a wide and deep cast that also featured Long as a male cheerleader, Alan Tudyk as a 24-7 pirate cosplayer, Rip Torn as a weathered old dodgeball coach, Taylor as an athletically gifted lawyer, and more, Dodgeball was a surprise hit that summer, earning $167 million worldwide on a reported $20 million budget.
And while a long-discussed sequel to the film has never materialized, Dodgeball fans scored the next best thing on Wednesday morning when Omaze launched a new charity campaign with a video that reunites the original cast. The clip, seen above, stars Stiller as Globo Gym chief White Goodman, who’s back to implore viewers to team up with him in Omaze’s new contest.
Here’s what Omaze is offering in exchange for your charitable donation:
Ben Stiller wants you to grab a ball. Join Team Globo Gym—or Average Joe’s, if losing is your thing—as they face off on the dodgeball court for one final showdown. Strap on your kneepads, hike up your shorts and put on your sweatband. It’s rematch time and you’re on the squad. Goodman and the guys will train you to throw wrenches and dodge blindfolded with the best. The competition is fierce this time and you’re going to need to step it up. Get outfitted in custom-made team t-shirts and let the balls fly. After the game (aka, after the Purple Cobras dominate), you’ll take a team photo together so you can remember the time you crushed Average Joe’s once and for all. Then, you and Ben will grab some pizza to celebrate. Flights and hotel are on us.
Donations benefit The Stiller Foundation, a nonprofit that supports children around the world by providing educational opportunities to help them realize their full potential. Click here to participate.
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