Monthly Archives: May 2012

David Beckham and the Olympic Torch

The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that London 2012 ambassador David Beckham will attend the Olympic Flame Handover Ceremony in Athens and bring the Flame back to the UK ahead of its 70 day journey, presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung.

The best part? Sir Golden Balls will be joined by five young people who’ve been invited to take part in recognition of their commitment to sport and their role in promoting the Olympic values of friendship, excellence and respect within their school or college. Continue reading

Jason Taylor’s ‘Ocean Time Project’

Former NFL player Jason Taylor has teamed up with Invicta Care to establish the “Ocean Time Project” to improve the lives of seriously ill children.

Invicta Watch CEO, Eyal Lalo and All Pro, Jason Taylor, both love fishing and decided to make a commitment to get children out of hospital beds by offering them a day out in the open Ocean for cruising and fishing. Continue reading

Philip Rivers & “Rivers of Hope” Aid Foster Kids

Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers is working hard to help foster kids find forever homes.

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The NFL player has adopted a collection of images known as the ‘Heart Gallery’-it’s a collection of portraits taken of local foster children who are waiting to find a forever family…and last week, the Heart Gallery found a new home via a partnership with Rivers. Continue reading

Macy Gray Supports Darfur United

Grammy Award winner Macy Gray has been doing something amazing…i-ACT Founder/Director Gabriel Stauring shared the below note this morning…if you are out of the loop, read my interview with Stauring HERE…and mark your calendars for this weekends ‘One Strong Kick’ event to benefit DU.

EVENT: i-ACT, a South Bay-based non-profit grassroots activist organization, will present a fundraising event and exhibit entitled, “ONE STRONG KICK,” benefiting The 2012 Darfur United All-Refugee Soccer Team from Darfur, Sudan, which will compete for the coveted Nelson Mandela Trophy in the 2012 Viva World Cup to be held in Iraqi Kurdistan from June 5 – 9, 2012. The fundraising event will be held at a private residence in Manhattan Beach, CA on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. Continue reading

Tony Hawk: Rad Science Exhibition Premieres May 26 at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Tony Hawk, along with other pro-skateboarders, will perform on a specially designed vertical skate ramp set up outside UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science during the launch of ‘The Tony Hawk: Rad Science Exhibit’ on June 2, 2012.

The event, which begins May 26, demonstrates the important physics principles of skateboarding.

“Tony Hawk is famous for skateboarding, and UC Berkeley is famous for science,” said Gretchen Walker, Associate Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science. “This is a great match, like centripetal force to a kickflip.” Continue reading

Usain Bolt’s First Song is Pre-Olympic Re-Mix by DJ Steve Porter

The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, has long dabbled in DJ’ing and rapping as a hobby…so its no surprise that Bolt has laid down some tracks and recorded his first ‘song’ remixed by DJ Steve Porter in preparation for the 2012 Olympics.

“Faster Than Lightning” feat. Usain Bolt – DJ Steve Porter Remix

London 2012 Olympics…83 days till opening ceremonies!

Need more Bolt?
You can read more about his off-track adventures with Sir Richard Branson or how Bolt adopted a cheetah HERE.

As always, thanks for reading~

Zurich Charity Cup

Since 2005, Zurich and the Zurich Classic of New Orleans – together with the Fore!Kids Foundation – has raised more than $8 million for over 40 charities that serve more than 200,000 children in need throughout southeastern Louisiana.

This year, the Zurich Classic gave a total of $216,000 to several initiatives – all under the “Zurich HelpPoint Fore!Kids” theme — intended to help families and children of New Orleans.

This direct contribution from Zurich is in addition to the approximately $1 million that the Zurich Classic brings in each year for charities supported by the Fore!Kids Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation and the charitable-arm of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

But just because the event is over, doesn’t mean you can’t play, in fact, Zurich Golf Ambassadors are asking you to join them in the Zurich Charity Cup, a 9-week fan voting contest and social media-based competition among the seven Zurich Ambassadors. Continue reading

LA Galaxy to Share Hermosa Beach with Elite Athletes

Two big events going on in Hermosa Beach this Summer…first, the LA Galaxy will host it inaugural LA Galaxy Sand Soccer Showcase from June 29-July 1 in Hermosa Beach, Calif.

“The LA Galaxy are excited to host our first-ever beach soccer event and to kick off what promises to be an exciting summer of soccer,” Galaxy Vice President Chris Klein said. “Being a professional soccer team in Southern California, there is no better way to celebrate the culture of soccer in this region than by hosting this tournament.”

Perks include…free beach soccer clinic sponsored by the LA Galaxy on Friday, June 29th, in Hermosa beach at 7:00 pm….watch the Galaxy Futboleros perform and learn some of their tricks…meet LA Galaxy players…team goodie bags with LA Galaxy items…each team receives 8 tickets to the LA Galaxy vs. Chivas USA game on July 21 at 7:00 p.m. at The Home Depot Center.  More info:

And if that’s not your thing, also in the sand for a separate event…the Third Annual Running of “The Hermosa 24” will take place the weekend of June 30th in Hermosa Beach, Calif. Continue reading

Kelly Slater Helps Clean Up Bali

(Press Release) Surfing’s 11-time and current world champion Kelly Slater is joining the effort to help clean up Bali by donating a surf board and offering to give his time and money to turn the tide of the seemingly careless disregard for the environment that has permeated the holiday island.

Slater has been in spending the last few days in Bali surfing and visiting friends in between stops on the ASP World Tour, and was understandably aghast at seeing the large amounts of trash in the water and on the beaches of the previously pristine Bali. Continue reading

Surf Icon to Launch Photo Exhibit

Surf icon, legend, Zen-master, humanitarian, warrior, wave-dancer and all around stud, Rob Machado, will display and sell his photos to benefit his Foundation.

The launch of Machado’s images takes place in Encinitas California at boutique Bliss 101 on May 5th from 6 to 9 p.m. (above photo by Chris Straley but I’m sure Machado could take a self-portrait while surfing…we’ll have to wait and see?) Continue reading