Edward Norton, Snoop Lion, and Jonah Hill are just a few of the celebrities scheduled to put their vocabularies to the test in an upcoming Words with Friends charity event, according to CNN. The champion of Zynga and American Express’ Words With Friends Celebrity Challenge will win $500,000, which will then be donated to the charity of his or her choosing. The event runs from September 27 to October 3.
Here’s how it works: If you’re interested in donating money to your favorite Words with Friends contestant, you are encouraged to swing by Edward Norton’s fundraising website CrowdRise. The Associated Press reports that Norton, who remains confident he will easily walk away with the prize, is reportedly playing for Maasai Wilderness Conservation Fund.
“We are all about making fundraising fun through competition and games at CrowdRise, so this couldn’t be a better partnership for us,” Edward Norton explained in a recent press release. “Zynga knows a thing or two about social gaming, and it’s awesome to see them using that knowledge to engineer impact.”
John Legend, Eva Longoria, Paul Pierce. Sophia Bush, and Kristen Bell will also be participating in the Words with Friends Celebrity Challenge.
Since its inception, Edward Norton’s CrowdRise has helped numerous organizations raise large amounts of money. The company describes itself as follows:
“It’s revolutionary. Really. Crowdrise is an innovative, crowd-sourced community of volunteers and online fundraisers that are coming together to answer the call to service, create online fundraising projects for charity, and have the most fun in the world while doing it. Events and Charities use Crowdrise to raise money in new ways, turning their participants and supporters into effective, impactful online fundraisers.”
Remember: If you’d like to make a donation to your favorite celebrity during Zynga and American Express’ Words with Friends Celebrity Challenge, you’ll have until October 3 to toss some money in their direction.