MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A Myrtle Beach couple is hoping to land a spot on NBC's game show The Wall – not just for themselves, but also to benefit their initiative, which supports organizations locally and abroad to provide care for underprivileged children.
Nicolas Maria and his wife Marissa have made it through the interview process for NBC's The Wall, according to a Facebook post by the couple. The Wall is a new game show executive produced by LeBron James and hosted by Chris Hardwick.
The Marias shot a short Facebook video for why they would be a good fit for the show:
The video has over 10,000 views as of Friday afternoon, and the couple is asking for help getting their story out there.
Nicholas Maria is the Executive Director for the 2LiveBeyond Initiative, which is a grant funding organization that supports other organizations locally and abroad. The primary focus is the care of underprivileged children.
According to their Facebook post, if they are chosen, they will donate 50 percent of their winnings from The Wall to the 2LiveBeyond Initiative and to the Tolbert Family SPADE Foundation, founded by pro-footballer and Coastal Carolina University alumnus Mike Tolbert. Both Nicholas and Marissa are also CCU alumni.
"With this campaign we are trying to empower others to want to give back to their local community in support of these underprivileged children who are tirelessly living day in and day out to live a normal life," Nicholas said in a Facebook message.
Contestants on The Wall have the opportunity to win up to $12 million. Balls drop from the top of the four-story wall, and where they land determines how much cash contestants win - or lose. According to the show's page: "The rules are simple: Get a question correct and a green ball falls down the wall and adds the value of the slot to the players' winning total. Miss a question and an ominous red ball falls and deducts the value from the team's total. Teammates have to work together to build a huge cash prize."