Monthly Archives: November 2013

Tony Hawk and Ben Harper are Awesome Together

Boards + Bands benefiting the Tony Hawk Foundation

Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and Grammy Award-winning musician Ben Harper have invited their friends in the skate and music worlds to join them for this very special Boards + Bands auction starting December 5th. A member of the nonprofit Tony Hawk Foundation Board Of Directors, Harper conceived the idea to use pro skaters’ old decks to write song lyrics on and raise funds to build positive recreational outlets for at-risk youth.

The Boards + Bands fundraising initiative merges the worlds of skateboarding and music to benefit the work of the Tony Hawk Foundation. Hawk invited a select group of professional skateboarders to donate their personally ridden skateboards and submit the name of their favorite songs. Harper then sent those boards on to the appropriate artists with one simple message: “Please write the lyrics to this skater’s favorite song on his skateboard, and we’ll use it to create more skateparks for kids.”

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These special collaboration skateboards will be available in an eBay celebrity auction launching December 5, and will be on display through the end of the auction at the GRAMMY Museum in downtown Los Angeles, California.

Funds raised through this effort will support at-risk youth through the creation of public skateparks in low-income communities across the U.S. These free, public skateparks are safe, sanctioned places for youth to come together, form communities, and practice the sport they love in a healthy environment. (Source: Tony Hawk)

Last year Jamie Thomas’ board with Bob Dylan’s signature and ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ lyrics sold for $38,425 while Bucky Lasek’s Adam “MCA” Yauch penned board sold for $35,000 during the Boards+Bands eBay hosted auction.

As always,
Thanks for reading,
Delinda

Meet SurfAid’s Youngest Ambassador: Cody Lovaas

His name might not yet be familiar to you, but pay attention because this 15 year-old singer, songwriter and surfer is already being compared to his influencers – Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, and Donovan Frankenreiter- and he’s very quick to point out that his activism comes before his music career.

“What I support comes before my music career, it’s not a marketing tool for me,” Cody explained via email, “I am an avid surfer and waterman so I do a lot around clean water. I represent and have worked closely w/ Hurley and their H2O program, SurfAid, Surf w/the Blind, Feeding the Soul and Home Free.”

In fact, Lovass was recently elected as perhaps youngest ever ambassador to SurfAid and even hit the stage with Jason Mraz during his Life Rolls On Benefit concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl in September.

Like I said, keep an eye on this kid. Not only can he sing, but he is a perfect example of the next-generation do-gooders. Gifted, giving, and full of love. More HERE.

As always,
Thanks for reading,
Delinda

Bear in a Lamborghini?

I have to break from ‘tradition’ here and voice my outrage over the latest sham of a fundraiser.

Its called Lam-Bear-Ghini.

Basically, a bear has been put in a Lamborghini and is being driven up and down the California coast ‘for a good cause.’ Allegedly, any proceeds from the ‘video’ will be ‘used to feed the homeless over the holidays’.

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According to the Facebook page, the brainchild behind this tasteless stunt is Justin Lyons, who hopes “we can make an appearance on tosh.0, Leno, kimmel, or Ellen!”

I am willing to bet-or at least hope-that our celebrities will not embrace this type of outdated ‘entertainment’ of abusing and using animals as props for our personal gain.

Is it not obvious that the bear is heavily drugged?

If you want to make yourself sick, go to the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/lambearghini

That’s all.
Delinda

Tracy McGrady and Invisible Team Up to Launch the World’s Smartest Multi-Functional Bottle

Invisible and Seven-Time NBA All-Star, Tracy McGrady partnered to launch the first ever multi-functional bottle, which transforms into a line of sustainable products, and an exclusive eco-centric buyback program to decrease pollution and waste.

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The demand for consumers seeking a convenient, safer alternative to plastic and paper products inspired Invisible to design a modern bottle that converts into stylish everyday use items made of biodegradable materials – sports bottle, baby bottle, sippy cup, coffee cup, uv filtration, medicine dispenser, and a bluetooth wireless speaker. The 340 billion beverage bottles and cans not recycled each year worldwide sparked Invisible to establish an unprecedented buyback program, IBottle Care, which encourages consumers to responsibly reduce, reuse, and recycle. Invisible aims to sustain the natural environment while working to simultaneously save consumers money and time. Continue reading

CrowdRise Launches Holiday Charity Challenge

CrowdRise launched the third annual Holiday Charity Challenge – the holiday season’s largest and most fun crowdsourced online giving and fundraising event — with the announcement of Craig Newmark and other philanthropists’ generous donations of $200K in prize money for competing charities.

The Challenge, with support from The Huffington Post, runs from 12:00 p.m. ET, November 18 through 11:59 a.m. ET, January 9 and promises grand prize donations to the three charities to raise the most money during the Challenge; a record $100K for first place, $40K for second place and $20K for third place. Charities will also have the opportunity to win thousands of dollars more in prizes during weekly Bonus Challenges. Continue reading

IndyCar Driver Shows Soft Side for Best Friends

Josef Newgarden, the youngest driver in the IndyCar series-is the latest athlete to join the ‘Show Your Soft Side’ campaign in response to the alarming incidence of animal abuse in Baltimore.

During the IndyCar series in Baltimore over Labor Day weekend, Best Friends Animal Society hooked Newgarden up with the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) and an anti-animal abuse campaign called ‘Show Your Soft Side.’
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Aside from looking mighty-mighty-fine while posing with a kitten, he is a spokesperson for Best Friends Animal Society (BFAS); is the motorsports representative for BARCS and clearly a big believer in making a difference and encouraging others to do the same. Plus-he walks the walk. Seeing as he is a huge advocate of animal adoption and the spaying/neutering of animals rather than euthanasia, he went on to adopt the adorable kitten from the photo shoot.

Newgarden“The prince has arrived.” Newgarden shared. “Thanks to @BARCS_SHELTER and @southwestair for helping facilitate the move. Supporting local animal adoptions is important to me, and Simba was a good luck charm to me in Baltimore this year for the @indycarofficial race. Happy to bring him into our family. Support @bestfriendsanimalsociety and your local shelters.”

This campaign features photo shoots with Baltimore athletes from the Ravens and Orioles with their pets.

Check it out on Facebook HERE.

As always,
Thanks for reading,
Delinda

MLB Rookie Pitcher Donates Check, Kick Starts New Clinical Trial For Children With Cancer

Miami Marlins Rookie pitching sensation Jose Fernandez was awarded “Outstanding Rookie of the Year,” winning NL Players Choice Award. Celebrating recognition, he made a decision that would set off a series of events that could start saving lives of children with a rare cancer as soon as 18 months.

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On Monday, Nov. 5th Jose Fernandez when given the choice of charity of whom to donate his $20K award to, he immediately answered, “Live Like Bella™.” “I want to help children with cancer. I have spoken to Bella’s parents and we are all very happy,” said Jose Fernandez, who has been an important part of the Miami Marlins involvement with Live Like Bella™ Foundation. Continue reading

Spend the Day with Tony Hawk

For all you eyas out there, the good peeps at Charity Buzz are giving you the opportunity to spend the day “hanging out with Tony Hawk at his personal training facility in San Diego and witness a skate session on the infamous Boom Boom HuckJam ramp.”

Tony Hawk, photographed by celebrity photographer, Dale May.
You and your guest with a group of not more than 20 will have a tour of the Hawk Headquarters, which is home to Tony Hawk, Inc., Tony Hawk Foundation, 900 Films, Birdhouse Skateboards, The RIDE Channel and Tony’s Demolition Radio show on SIRIUS satellite radio. You and your guest will then enjoy a catered lunch with Tony, shoot the breeze, and watch Tony Hawk and special guests skate a private session up close and personal. After lunch skate with Tony and the guys at the new Birdhouse Skatepark, learn to drop in or just watch the pros in action!

Proceeds benefit the Go Campaign, which improves the lives of orphans and vulnerable children around the world by partnering with local heroes to deliver local solutions.

SOURCE: CHARITY BUZZ

 

Cardinals LB Sam Acho To Host ‘Hope For Life Celebrity Auction And Fashion Show’

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Sam Acho will host the second annual “Hope for Life Celebrity Auction and Fashion Show” at the beautiful Ritz Carlton Phoenix on December 9 to benefit ‘Living Hope Ministries.’

The night will begin with a pub style dinner and silent auction, followed by a live auction and fashion show featuring local celebrities and pro athletes who will be auctioned off for a once in a lifetime experience.

Acho_Sam_Nfl_charity“As many of you also know, I LOVE throwing parties,” writes Acho on his website. “So I’m excited to host a party that will benefit LHM, the second annual Hope for Life Celebrity Auction and Fashion Show. Join me, along with teammates from the Cardinals, players from the Diamondbacks, and other celebrities for an awesome party.”

Awesome indeed! Up for bids during the live auction are: Sam Acho, Calais Campbell, Larry Fitzgerald, Patrick Peterson, Coach Arians, and Drew Stanton to name a few.

Living Hope Ministries was started by Sam’s parents, Dr. Sonny and Christie Acho. All proceeds from the event will go directly toward the foundations effort to fund a hospital in Nigeria that will allow access to medical attention.

For more info please visit: http://samacho.com/

Small Steps Celebrity Shoe Auction

The Small Steps Celebrity Shoe Auction is the biggest celebrity shoe auction in the world, with some of the biggest names in sports and film have taken off their shoes and donated them for auction to help children living on garbage dumps around the world. Small Steps Project is a UK registered charity and the only one specifically focused on kids in “garbage dump communities”. By bidding on these shoes, not only can you win a piece of pop culture history, but you too can take a small step to help children in poverty. Thanks to eBay Giving Works, 100% of the funds raised will go directly to the charity.

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Celebrity athlete shoes up for grabs include: Roger Federer, Tim Henman, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Gerard Pique, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Andre Agassi and many, many more.

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Personally, I want George Clooney’s ‘Stomp Out Genocide’ boots.

Visit their Celebrity Shoe Donor page to see all of the celebrities who are taking part including Kate Winslet, Eminem, Elton John, Sienna Miller, George Clooney, Noel and Liam Gallagher, Florence Welch, Brian May, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Ronson, Rachel Weisz, Ewan McGregor, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Taylor Swift, Chris Martin, Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and Madonna.

The online auction runs Dec 5-15, 2013.

Source: Looktothestars.org

Jamie Foxx’s SiriusXM channel to Broadcast Q&A Event with Mike Tyson

Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that former heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson will be the featured guest on an upcoming installment of SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series, intimate gatherings with iconic entertainers and figures sitting down with a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners.

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Hosted by Shade 45′s Sway in the Morning host Sway Calloway, “SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Mike Tyson” will take place at SiriusXM’s New York City studios. Throughout the hour-long special, Tyson will take a variety of questions from the audience about his new tell-all memoir Undisputed Truth and the upcoming HBO special of the same name directed by Spike Lee. Continue reading

NY Knicks’ Tyson Chandler Newest UNICEF Ambassador

Chandler to light the UNICEF Snowflake this Friday on 57th Street and Fifth Avenue to help raise awareness for children and families in Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announced that NY Knicks’ Tyson Chandler is the newest UNICEF Ambassador. Chandler—the first American NBA player to be named a UNICEF Ambassador—will fundraise, educate and advocate on behalf of vulnerable children around the world.

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In his first role as UNICEF Ambassador, Chandler will light the UNICEF Snowflake this Friday on 57th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City. The lighting ceremony will help raise awareness of areas of the Philippines ravaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The latest estimates indicate that as many as four million children could now be affected by the disaster. UNICEF is providing children and families with immediate necessities including food, water, and medicine. Designed by Ingo Maurer and dedicated to UNICEF by The Stonbely Family Foundation in 2002, the Snowflake serves as a beacon of hope and compassion.

Following his gold medal win with the U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball team at the London Olympics, Chandler travelled to Tanzania with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. While in Tanzania, Chandler visited UNICEF-supported programs that provide children with life and vocational skills training and health centers for mothers of children with HIV/AIDS.

“Traveling to Africa with UNICEF and seeing kids who don’t have access to an education, or who are living on the streets was a life-changing experience for me,” said Chandler. “I’m incredibly honored to help raise awareness of UNICEF’s work that’s truly making a difference for the lives of children.” Continue reading

Rob Machado Interview

Earlier this week I chatted with surf legend Rob Machado about the good work his Foundation is doing in the community as well as the importance of education, clean water and a dirty ocean.

Machado is hosting the RMF Second Annual Benefit Concert Nov. 11 at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. The sold out show features an acoustic Jason Mraz and Goo Goo Dolls front man John Rzeznik among others.

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE AT LOOK TO THE STARS.

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