Perfect World Entertainment, Inc. and Cryptic Studios have announced that fans in the Star Trek Online community have raised money for the Pop Culture Hero Coalition.
The Pop Culture Hero Coalition is an anti-bullying organization founded by Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Chase Masterson.
Over $35,000 was raised in just several days. The funds will be used to “promote the organization at pop culture events and fund anti-bullying campaigns in inner-city schools that aren’t able to afford programming. The organization’s mission is to take a stand against bullying, racism, misogyny, cyber-bullying, LBGT-bullying and other forms of hate through the popularity of media.”
“We’re so proud of our community for banding together to support Pop Culture Hero Coalition,” said Star Trek Online Executive Producer Steve Ricossa. “We’ve always known that we wanted to support this cause. Not only because Chase Masterson is an important member of the Star Trek Online family, but also because we fully stand behind the organization’s commitment to put an end to bullying. We can’t wait to see how Pop Culture Hero Coalition will use our contribution to change lives.”
“In the true spirit of Star Trek, Perfect World Entertainment, Cryptic Studios and Star Trek Online are making a powerful stand for real-life heroism over bullying, racism, misogyny, cyber-bullying, and other forms of hate,” said Masterson. “Pop Culture Hero Coalition is proud and grateful to partner with these leading companies in this crucial, life-changing work. You are heroes.”