Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios today announced that the Star Trek Online community have come together to raise a staggering $35,000 for an anti-bullying charity organization, Pop Culture Hero Coalition. The organization has a closed tie with Star Trek Online as its founder, Chase Masterson, played a role in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Leeta, who also featured heavily in Star Trek Online Season 11 – New Dawn.
On November 12th the team released several exclusive T1 ships and shuttles with all proceeds dedicated towards the Pop Culture Hero Coalition. The cause saw a huge response from the Star Trek Online community as they helped to raise over $35,000 in just a few days.
Pop Culture Hero Coalition will use the funds to help promote the organization at various anti-bullying and pop culture events.
[quote cite=”Star Trek Online Executive Producer Steve Ricossa”]“We’re so proud of our community for banding together to support Pop Culture Hero Coalition. 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.” [/quote]
[quote cite=”Pop Culture Hero Coalition Founder Chase Masterson”]”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,. Pop Culture Hero Coalition is proud and grateful to partner with these leading companies in this crucial, life-changing work. You are heroes.”
Source: Press Release