You Could Be the Next 'Rick and Morty' Character Thanks to This Autism Benefit
“Wubba lubba dub dub,” friends! “Rick and Morty” fans will have the chance to win an appearance as a background character in the show’s fourth season and support services and programs for people on the autism spectrum.
“Rick and Morty” is an animated science-fiction cartoon for adults that airs on the network Adult Swim. In the series, Rick Sanchez is a “mad” scientist who goes off on interdimensional adventures with his grandson, Morty Smith. Both characters are voiced by Justin Roiland and the series was co-created by Roiland and Dan Harmon.
On Thursday, show creators announced its support for a new campaign — complete with “Ricky and Morty prizes” — to benefit NEXT for AUTISM and Bergen County’s United Way. NEXT for Autism provides support for people on the spectrum and their families through educational, clinical and vocational programs. Bergen County’s United Way, which focuses on affordable housing, will use donations to support alternative residential options for autistic adults in Prevail, New Jersey.
The contest’s grand prize includes an expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles for the winner and one friend to meet “Rick and Morty” creators Roiland and Harmon, tour the show’s production studio and be drawn into a future episode as “Rick and Morty” background characters. Donations — and chances to win — start at $10 (for 100 entries). Higher donations can also pick up “Ricky and Morty” extras like Funko-Pop characters and T-shirts.
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) July 11, 2019
This isn’t the first time “Rick and Morty” has teamed up with health organizations to raise awareness and funds, according to Newsweek. During the third season of the show, creators offered contestants a chance to play an alien overlord in an episode. Donations from that contest benefit the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The “Ricky and Morty” contest runs until Oct. 1. If you want to donate and enter to win, you can do so through the website Prizeo.
Header image via “Ricky and Morty” Facebook page