There is a wonderful thing that many movie, TV, sports, & music fans don't usually hear about or get to see; when the celebrities they follow and admire give back and support charitable events. The Nautica Malibu Triathlon is a magnet for celebrities from all areas of the entertainment and sports worlds. Each year dozens of celebrities and industry leaders such as Disney, Dreamworks, Warner Brothers, NBC Universal, CBS, ABC, Fox, Paramount, Miramax, and numerous others band together to raise money for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. This year $1,317,802 US was raised for programs that care for and benefit seriously ill children. It is a wonderful cause and it's a great thing to see movie, TV, sports, music, and business celebrities (like the CEO of Walt Disney) come together to give something back to the community. In addition for the dozens of celebrities and entertainment industry corporate sponsors, there are hundreds of volunteers, thousands of participants, and countless spectators.
The celebrities in attendance and participating this year - this is not an exhaustive list - just the ones I was lucky enough to get photos of during the event are: Entertainment Celebrities Adam Gregory - The Bold & The Beautiful Adan Canto - X-Men Days of Future Past, Blood & Oil, The Following Annet Mahendru - The Following, The Blacklist, The Americans, The X-Files Christina Pascucci - KTLA Anchor and News Personality Colin Egglesfield - Melrose Place, Something Borrowed, The Client List Danny Pudi - Community, Capt. America The Winter Soldier, Gilmore Girls Eric Etebari - 2 Fast 2 Furious, NCIS Los Angeles, Linclon Lawyer, Glee Geoff Stults - 7th Heaven, October Road, Happy Town Jason Kennedy - E! News Jeffery Tambor - Transparent, Arrested Development, The Larry Sanders Show, The Hangover, Hellboy - many, many, many others... Jon Cryer - Two and a Half Men, Pretty in Pink, NCIS Keir O'Donnell - Wedding Crashers, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Sons of Anarchy Kevin Linehan - Nesting, The Escort, New Girl, MADtv Kyle Howard - My Boys, Royal Pains Mercedes Mason - Fear The Walking Dead, NCIS: Los Angeles, Anger Management Ryan Basford - Chelsea Lately Tia Carrere - True Lies, Waynes World, Rising Sun, Lilo & Stitch - many, many, others... Music Celebrities Lisa Loeb - Singer/Songwriter, Author Professional Athletes Victor Ortiz - Professional Boxer, Actor in "The Expendables 3" Kaitlin Lanin - Professional Triathlete Cameron Wurf - Professional Cyclist (Team Cannondale) & Olympian Business Celebrities Andy Bird - Chairman - Walt Disney International Bob Iger - Chairman & CEO, The Walt Disney Company
Some celebrities participated in the entire event - swimming, cycling, and running. Others were members of "relay" teams where they split responsibilities for each segment of the event among their teammates.
Everyone I met and spoke to were extremely polite and down to earth. It was a great day for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles and a great day to be a commercial photographer on assignment.
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