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Walking With The Wounded Team US Training With Alexander Skarsgard

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Walking with the Wounded site posted a new article today discussing their training with Alexander Skarsgard. Excerpt below:

We arrived in Malibu at a beautiful horse ranch, owned by Inge’s friend Klaus. It was at this ranch we met for the first time the newest, and final, addition to WWTW Team US; actor Alexander Skarsgard.

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What a great complement to our team! I am even more confident that we have a winning combination now.

That morning we all sat for breakfast and then embarked on a four hour hike up some California switchbacks. Alex immediately connected with each and every member on the team during the hike. On our way back, we accidently trespassed onto Klaus’ neighbor’s property. He seemed a bit upset… we did our best to reason with him, but got nowhere… so Mark threw out the typical excuse… ”The blind guy was leading the hike!” Blame it on the blind guy. I always have to take the fall, however, if I’m honest, I never did like those no trespassing signs.

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It must have worked, as we managed to leave the property unscathed!!! However, no shortcuts for Team US…. we had strict orders to retreat in the direction we came.

This past weekend in LA was a great experience for Team U.S. It gave us another chance to bond and continue to experience and gain knowledge in each others strengths and weaknesses. I always appreciated my team coming together and acting as my guide during these training sessions.

In closing, I believe the US team is shaping up nicely! We are dynamic. We all bring certain strength that makes it quite unique.

Now that we have Alex to complete our team I am confident we are on our way. Alex is genuine, easy to talk to, and displayed his willingness to be a team player. He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty and was eager to train in order to be an asset… and an asset he will be as he is in excellent physical condition!

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Next up, Norway. I am looking forward to meeting up with all the teams!

SOURCE: Walking With The Wounded

 

Alexander Skarsgard Fansites Holiday Charity Drive Thank You

Update on the Holiday Charity Drive! J sent over this post and photo showing some of the amazing scarves that were made by the fans! Thank you again to all who helped make the charity drive a success!

Alexander’s fans have impressed us once again…
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Holiday Scarf Charity Drive 2011

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Seasons Greetings…

As the holiday season falls upon us, we’re often reminded of how lucky we are, how little others have and wish there was something more we could do to help those in need.
We at ASN.comSkarsgårdNews.com and SkarsgårdFans.com didn’t want the season to pass us by without taking this opportunity to help. We presented our fund-raising idea to Alexander, who of course quickly approved.

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Alexander Skargard Birthday Charity Drive 2011

On average the Tall One gets between 1200 and 1800 cards from his loyal, loving fans on his birthday. (His birthday is August 25th) While it is true Alex loves his fans, would you have time to look at 1800 cards in one week…one month…ever? and WHAT would you do with 1800 cards? There is quite honestly no way to keep them so we end up with 1800 cards and envelopes in the trash, in the landfill and a huge Alex carbon footprint.

Lets think for a minute about how much money is spent on those 1800 cards. If we just say that each card costs $5.00 then we are talking $9000, but postage and handling bring that total closer to $10,000. $10,000 being dumped in to a landfill where it will cost countless thousands of dollars more to shred, mutilate and bury … and wait for decomposition. Knowing Alex fans, I suspect we aren’t buying the low dollar, bargain cards either so the total spent on greeting cards for his upcoming birthday will probably top $15,000.

We think of Alex as first and foremost a humanitarian (as well as just a dorky guy). So, for the third year in a row we contacted the Tall One and said…what would you like us to do this year. Once again he told us how happy he was with everything he has. He doesn’t need cards and gifts…he has you guys!!! He would prefer you to show your love for him in a different way. So, instead of putting all that hard-earned money into something that will only end up in a landfill why not use it to help put food on someone’s table.

This year’s Alexander Skarsgard Birthday Charity is the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. We are all aware that with the status of the economy tens of thousands of people across the country have either lost their jobs completely or have seen their hours cut back. While thousands of people look to places such as the food bank for assistance, the food bank has also suffered decreases in their donations. This year we ask only that you donate what you would have spent on a card and help us help those who need us most. If you can donate more, we are sure the food bank can put all donations to good use. As most of our followers know, we love doing our best for charity. Putting food on someone’s table, helping nourish and sustain a family for at least one meal, is a wonderful gift.

As an added bonus, we (meaning Jenna) will take everyone’s name who donates and sign it on one HUGE card that we will ship to Alex for his Birthday. We can guarantee that he will see that card and it will be something he can stand in his bedroom and know that his fans not only love him, but that his fans do good things in his name.

Now for the rules: We have a team page set up on the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank website for credit card payments. Payments made here go DIRECTLY to the food bank and the site will tally all the donations so we can keep track of how we are doing. For international donors and those who prefer a Paypal option, please click on the DONATE button at the bottom of this post.

IMPORTANT: Paypal donors will need to put “Alexander Skarsgard Birthday” in the comments section so we can add those to the total manually. There is a drop down + sign that says “is this gift in honor/tribute of someone”. Paypal donors must click on that and enter “Alexander Skarsgard Birthday” . (screencap image below)

Ok Skarsfam, lets hit our goal of $20,000, save some trees, reduce Alex’s carbon footprint, give HQ a mailroom break and raise some money!!!

To make a donation via paypal please click on the donate button below:To make a donation directly using credit card click link  here: 


 

Sam Trammell & True Blood Fans Help Japan

The devastating 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan of March 11 has resulted in more than 27,000 dead or missing. The news that comes out on a daily basis has been dire to say the least. The nuclear power plant is still at a crisis level until it can be safely (if possible) decommissioned and the radiation levels brought back down to safe levels. One can not but feel for all in Japan.

But what can I do you might ask? Monetary donations are definitely a big need by the Red Cross for their efforts to aid those in need in Japan. True Blood NewsAlexSkarsgard.netSam-Trammell.comSkarsgårdnews.comSkarsgardfans.com have banded together to design a special “Blood Donor” t-shirt to help in what ways we can. 100% of the proceeds from these t-shirt sales will be sent to the Red Cross for their Japanese disaster relief efforts. () the “Blood Donor” t-shirt that Sam Trammell is shown wearing in the photo above)

From the askarsgard.com site: Guess who cares… Sam Trammell does! We asked Sam if he would help support our drive to sell as many Blood Donor t-shirts as we can with all proceeds benefiting the Red Cross’s efforts in Japan. This adorable picture is what Sam sent back. ( how cool and amazing is Sam Trammell!)

True Blood cast and fans are amazing! For more information on the T-shirt sales and relief efforts please visit aksarsgard.com

I feel blessed and honored to be able to particpate in this effort. You can find the shirts in the True Blood News store.  click on the image for link:

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If you’ve bought yours already…send in a pic and I’ll forward to site admins and they will add it to our gallery of “Gorgeous Folks Helping to Make a Difference!” with this handsome man in the pic here.

 

Help Support Christchurch Earthquake Victims

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APN News & Media has launched a nation-wide appeal for Christchurch earthquake victims with an intial contribution of $100,000. All funds raised will be donated to the Christchurch Mayoral Appeal and will be administered by the Red Cross. The devastation from the 6.3 earthquake is heartbreaking. My heart is with those who have been affected by the earthquake.

To make a donation please donate online at redcross.org.nz

For more information on the Christchurch earthquake please visit the NZHerald website here:

 

Save the Children Holiday Charity Drive

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The deadline is fast approaching for fans who have knit baby caps as part of the Save the Children Holiday Charity Drive. All caps that have been made need to be received by AlexSkarsgard.net by 2/1/11. Mail your completed hats to the following address:

AlexSkarsgard.net

P.O. Box 370876

Milwaukee, WI, 53237-1976

Here is a photo of the hats I mailed off for the charity drive: My son made the 2 blue ones in the center top section.

One lucky fan will have the chance to win the autographed photo of Alexander Skarsgard! Good luck!

Alexander Skarsgard Supports Tails for Whales

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At least now we have a reason for the photograph taken at Comic Con. You might recall which one I’m writing about. There was a photo of Alexander Skarsgard seated next to Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer. He looks like he is being very coy but now we know that he was doing the “tails for whales” gesture with his hands and arms. (photograph shown below) Kristen Bauer, a fellow actor on True Blood (she portrays Pam Ravenscroft) also is a supporter of this cause.

What is Tails for Whales.org? According to their website, they are running a global campaign across every country in the world to stop the practice of whaling. They believe that by adding photographs of supporters showing the “whale tail” with their hands, it will be harder for those governments where whaling is still allowed to ignore.
Here is a link to their website and more information on how you can help this cause.