Over the course of the last couple of weeks, I've been getting a crazy amount of phone calls, e-mails, texts, and tweets from all walks of life, asking me to be part of the film. Everyone from a 5 year old kid who told me he is secretly a child trapped in a dinosaurs body to a 83 year old woman that asked if she could sky dive with me off the Grand Canyon. I honestly have have wrecked my brain trying to figure out the best way to get so many interesting and diverse people into one project.
Then while on my daily jog to McDonald's it hit me!!! How cool would it be to keep the same concept of the movie (me going cross country for 30 days and connecting with my followers) but doing something big. LIKE REALLY BIG. What if in each city I were to raise money for different charities? And I'm not talking just some ole boring run of the mill 'donate blah blah blah' crap. I'm talking same corky and crazy Rickonia going to different locations, connecting with followers, while making a difference. One city, I might panhandle. Another city, I might celebrity bartend for the night. A different one, I could grab a celebrity friend and see how much money we can raise giving $1 hugs. Think Borat meets Celebrity Apprentice. Think Jackass meets Make A Wish Fondation. The goal: to raise 100k for varies charities across the US.
Being the people who backed the film already, I am not asking you guys for a dime more. You guys have done more than enough. We have our legal, PR, and marketing team in place. We are planning out the exact cities and dates in the coming weeks. What I will need from you guys is cool ideas and charitable causes that you are into. If there are any events or opportunities, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. This isn't all about me, this is about us.
You guys have inspired and motivated me in ways you can not imagine and I want to take that energy and spread it as much as I can. Don't hesitate to hit me up with any and every idea humanly possible. Just based off the recent feedback and interest, this movie is already bigger than I imagined. LET'S KNOCK IT OUT THE BOX
Ricky 'Rickonia' Smith
ps excuse any typos, I literally haven't been to sleep in two days.