IfOnly, a marketplace for experiences that donates a portion of its proceeds to charities, has announced the launch of its partnership with Lucasfilm and actor Adam Driver with a chance to win a hand-signed photo by the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and a tour of the Lucasfilm campus in San Francisco.

The auction, which will benefit Adam Drivers’ cause Arts In The Armed Forces (AITAF), is open for bidding today and will end on March 19, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens December 18, 2015. www.ifonly.com/starwars.

The signed photo includes faces and signatures from many of the cast members from the original films as well as the new members joining them in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The photo is only one part of the auction, however: the winning bidder will also receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the Lucasfilm campus at the Presidio in San Francisco.

The photo alone is a special collectable, but the signed version is invaluable to the “Star Wars” enthusiast. When the film was publicly announced, each cast member was given a copy of the first photo of them together, taken during one of their first table reads of the script. Adam asked each cast member to sign a copy and is auctioning it off to benefit Arts in the Armed Forces, an organization he co-founded that brings performing arts to the military free of charge. Driver’s career prior to being cast in “Star Wars” doesn’t follow any of the typical Hollywood plotlines. His path took him through the military, to Juilliard, and then to a career in film and television. Passionate about helping those in the military, Adam uses his cause to bring performing arts to other service members.

AITAF brings quality entertainment to veterans and those currently serving. We cultivate tonally eclectic, often hilarious content that focuses on the human challenges we all share. We recruit great actors to read it, and make it cost-free. Though AITAF offers an artistic experience that can’t immediately be quantified, the feeling after an AITAF performance is tangible, as we watch someone from the military ‘get’ that the act of self-expression is as powerful a tool as the rifle on their shoulder.” – Adam Driver, founder, Arts in the Armed Forces.

The photo is signed by most of the cast, listed below.

Signatures include:
• Adam Driver
J.J. Abrams
Harrison Ford
Mark Hamill
Carrie Fisher
• Lawrence Kasdan
• John Boyega
• Oscar Isaac
Andy Serkis
• Kathleen Kennedy
• Daisy Ridley
Lupita Nyong'o
• Gwendoline Christie

Option to add signatures from:
• Anthony Daniels
• Domhnall Gleeson
• Bryan Burk
Peter Mayhew

Arts in the Armed Forces bridges the cultural gap between the United States Armed Forces and the performing arts communities by bringing the best of contemporary theater to the military free of charge. AITAF programming accentuates the shared humanity of all Americans by using performance to unite artists and service members and encourage dialogue. AITAF enlists artists of the highest quality and chooses thought-provoking content with an eye to what might speak to this particular audience.

To reach the IfOnly concierge with questions, please call 415-754-8167 or concierge@ifonly.com.

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