True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard to Race Prince Harry for the ‘Walking With The Wounded’ Charity
September 10, 2013 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge Starts in November:
True Blood’s Eric Northman didn’t burst into flames – he was just in training for the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge! The actor who plays HBO’s ‘hottest’ vampire, Alexander Skarsgard, has joined actor Dominic West (best known as Detective Jimmy McNulty in HBO’s The Wire) and Prince Harry (best known for being royalty) in this epic challenge.
Alexander Skarsgard made the following statement on the Walking With The Wounded website about joining this event:
I’m honored to be working and training alongside these soldiers to raise money and awareness for this very worthy cause
So What is Walking with the Wounded?
This charity helps to raise awareness for those of our troops that are injured (both physically and mentally) during combat. The Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge includes three teams: Team US, Team UK and Team Commonwealth (Canada/Australia) and they will race each other across the South Pole. Alexander Skarsgard will join the US team and has started training already.
Alongside him will be war veterans and celebrities alike as they train and then trek across the South Pole starting in November 2013. The trek is 208 miles long and will take the participants across the Antarctic plateau and towards the pole.
Skarsgard is no newbie when it comes to training in Iceland and Colorado for this gruelling event since he is actually a former Swedish marine! Prince Harry should find this challenge less harrowing also since, besides being the fun prince, he is also a captain in the British Army.
So How Can I Help?
While the teams are picked and the training has already started, if you want to help out, you can head on over to the Walking With The Wounded website and donate by clicking here. Your money will go directly to assisting war damaged veterans get the training they need to obtain jobs outside of the military. You can donate online, via text, post or even by donating your old car!
What an amazing guy Alexander is for participating in such an awesome cause!
I’d like to thank the crew at AlexSkarsgard.net for giving me the heads up about this fantastic event – you guys ROCK!
Sources: USA Today – Alexander Skarsgard, famous for playing a vampire, is aiming to become a polar adventurer.
Walking With The Wounded – Website
(Photo Credit: Walking With The Wounded)