Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, has announced the $100,000 Challenge for the Oceans” campaign.
The $100,000 Challenge for the Oceans is a holiday fundraiser for the San Diego Oceans Foundation, in which residents can donate and have their donations matched by Roddenberry.
Roddenberry wants five hundred people to contribute $20 each, which he will match dollar for dollar, adding up to $20,000 total, from both the residents and from Roddenberry.
Environmentally conscious companies have been asked to donate too. Roddenberry would like eight corporations to each donate $10,000 and adding that to the $20,000 from Roddenberry and individuals, will add up to $100,000.
Roddenberry is a volunteer with the San Diego Oceans Foundation as a “Ocean in Motion Marine Science Education and Snorkeling Program” volunteer. He started his own Roddenberry Dive Team, details of which are located here.
The challenge runs through the end of the year.