David Beckham to Climb Kilimanjaro for Bono? Lewis Hamilton’s Playboy Adventures Continue, Matt Barnes Hoops with Kids, NBA KIA Cars for Charity
BECKHAM’S BIG CLIMB
David Beckham has agreed to climb Mount Kilimanjaro after Bono asked him to tackle the grueling six-day climb to raise money for UNICAF. A ‘source’ allegedly close to Beckham told The Sun: “The 19,340 ft peak is a bit outside of David’s normal comfort zone but he is absolutely set on making the climb. No date has been fixed yet because David is very busy with his LA Galaxy commitments but he is absolutely set on doing it.” Rumor also has it that British soccer beast, West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green, may also be doing the climb…with that said, Im always a bit skeptical about stories like this- not sure if it started as a rumor or if its actually true, in any case, it would be one hell of a stunt if Beck’s actually hung up his soccer cleats for climbing gear and tackled Africa’s highest peak.
HAMILTON ENJOYING BEING SINGLE
Lewis Hamilton went to the Indiana Jones premiere in Cannes last weekend with Vivian Burkhardt, a Miss World runner-up. (Kinda rude to walk ahead of her like that?) Hamilton’s latest arm-charm jetted over from her home in the Caribbean to join him in the South of France where they were Oh-God-No ‘pictured coming out of the Carlton Hotel together’…yes, just walking outta a hotel is enough to spark international chatter. A spokesman for McLaren said: “Lewis brought a group of friends to Cannes for the film festival after being invited to the premiere by George Lucas. He and Vivian know each other from Grenada where Lewis often visits for family reasons.” It remains a mystery if Miss Burkhardt will stick around to distract Lewis from this weekends Monaco Grand Prix…a publicist said: “I don’t know if she will be staying with him. He normally likes to concentrate before big races.”
Students at Washington Elementary School (Northern Cal) are gonna have a great day today…they’ve gotten two refurbished NBA regulation basketball courts courtesy of the Golden State Warriors, Toyota and the Good Tidings Foundation. The refurbished courts will be broken in by Golden State hot-hot-hottie Matt Barnes, who will tip-off a 15-minute game for students in the school district’s LEAPS after school program…Its just too bad there isn’t more good guys like Barnes out there. I’ve met him, and he’s about as down to earth as they get. He’s sweet, young and impressionable, so to see him stay outta trouble instead of hanging out with
bearded teammates other ballers who are busy getting high on weed that their posse members stole for them makes me smile.
NBA partner KIA gave away four season-ending awards and topped each of ‘em off with a car. Kia Motors will donate an all-new 2009 Kia Borrego seven-passenger mid-size SUV on behalf of each NBA Performance Award winner to the charity of the winner’s choice. The following is a list of named babes and the charities that will benefit.
Sixth Man Award winner, Manu Ginobili’s Kia is going to the Roy Maas Youth Alternatives; Defensive Player of the Year, Kevin Garnett’s is going to the Boston Center for Youth and Families; Most Improved Player, Hedo Turkoglu has named Parramore Kidz Zone to get his, and MVP Kobe Bryant, gave his to the East Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club.
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