“Catching Fire” hits theaters this November, but you can catch
Peeta Josh Hutcherson before that. In fact, if you’re in the Los Angeles area, you might just get to see him playing charity basketball next month!
— Josh Hutcherson (@jhutch1992) July 27, 2013
Last summer the very first Josh Hutcherson Celebrity Basketball Game was held, and it’s becoming an annual event! Like last year, money earned from his philanthropic b-ball tournament will go to Straight But Not Narrow. Josh is an advocate for SBNN, an org that encourages heterosexual people to become allies and strengthen LGBTQ rights.
And he’s not the only celeb fan of this fine organization! Singer Romeo and “One Tree Hill” actor James Lafferty will also be shooting hoops with him. So if you want to watch Hollywood hunks take it to the court to do some good, it’s time to jump on those tix. Prices vary, and the event takes place August 9 in LA.
And Josh def has some big goals for the future of SBNN. In an exclusive MTV Act interview, he said, “We'd love to go out to schools across the country to talk with GSAs to hear their stories and help raise their popularity amongst teens. Also going to schools to help start GSAs as well would be great. On top of that just overall reaching out to more people to spread the word about the importance of being a straight ally.”
Whether he’s spreading the word through MTV or through dribbling a basketball, this boy is showing he’s definitely not narrow!