Anyone else feeling like “WHERE DID SUMMER GO”? As we say goodbye to summer, let’s reflect on some celebs who embraced their inner athletes this summer. Whether it was swim lessons with Paul Wesley or basketball with Josh Hutcherson, we saw so many of our faves get their sport on. Take a look below at the seven celebs we caught out and about.
+ Jonas Brothers, Soccer Studs
The JoBros hit the soccer field this month to raise money for their Change for the Children Foundation. Their foundation focuses on empowering others through various charities. Nick has selected finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes; Joe is all about the Special Olympics, and Kevin emphasizes the importance of volunteerism. Oh, and Nick clearly has the David Beckham soccer bod going on.
+ Josh Hutcherson, Basketball Pro
Where do we begin with Josh? Ever since the launch of his foundation Straight but Not Narrow, we have been in awe of his passion to stand up as a LGBT ally. This past July, Josh hooped it up at his annual charity basketball event that benefited SBNN! Josh told us in an interview about the future of SBNN: “We’d love to go out to schools across the country to talk with GSAs to hear their stories and help raise their popularity among teens. Also, going to schools to help start GSAs would be great. On top of that, just reaching out to more people to spread the word about the importance of being a straight ally.”
+ AnnaLynne McCord, Skydiving Babe
Skydiving is one thing that freaks me WAY out, but if it was for the Somaly Mam Foundation I would consider it. AnnaLynne jumped outta a plane to fight human trafficking. Yep, the actress — alongside many other people — jumped from 18,000 feet as part of the annual 18for18 Campaign! AnnaLynne spoke to us about it, saying, “We’re fighting for young girls who are subjected to the most dangerous situations and they somehow survive.”
+ Paul Wesley, Swim Trainer
Vampire Diaries actor Paul Wesley took some time this summer to give back to the kids! After taking some scuba lessons to prep for a scene on his mega-popular show, he then decided to pass on his knowledge. Paul helped launch Swatch’s Scuba Libre Days, which is all about swimming education. Water safety skills are super-important.
+ Alyssa Milano & Ashanti, All-Star Softball Gals
These two powerful ladies put on their baseball caps to help honor our vets! Prior to the first pitch, 30 veterans were honored for for their brave and courageous service. The event paid tribute to veterans by teaming up with the Tribute for Heroes campaign! Good for Alyssa and Ashanti to get involved with such a great cause. #LovesIt
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