We’ve already reported the news that Alexander Skarsgård’s is going to walk to the South Pole for charity. Now, over at Askarsgard.com there is a wonderful auction opportunity being provided for fans to show Alexander their support of his race by naming his sled.
Below is some of the information about the auction:
You could earn the RIGHT to name Alexander’s Sled for his upcoming charity endeavor, the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge, where three teams will compete to make it first to the south pole. This race is organized by Walking With the Wounded, a UK based charity which funds both the re-training and re-education of wounded servicemen and women with the aim of helping them find long term employment after they have left the Armed Forces.
THAT’S RIGHT! YOU GET THE HONOR OF NAMING ALEXANDER’S SLED!!
Alexander is participating in this event for Team Noom Coach (Team US) and all funds raised through this auction will be going to the cause.
He was asked to name his sled, but instead, is giving that honor to one of you. It’s a tradition often observed by military members, to name operations, weapons, and pieces of equipment, as a way to both honor people in their lives, and bring luck to the unit. Sometimes soldiers will name items after loved ones, fallen brethren, locations of major events, or give them a symbolic name that bestows a particular power or ability on the item. This is a very special honor, as the name you choose will make the journey along with the team, bringing honor to Veterans worldwide.
How cool will it be to see your name on the sled Alexander is using to aid him in this quest to raise money and awareness for this wonderful cause?
The race is being televised, and will be aired on ITV in the UK and also on a mainstream television network in the US in the Spring of 2014.
This is the description sent over to us from the charity.
“Alexander will be pulling a pulk (Scandinavian for sled) to the South Pole which will contain everything he needs to survive – his spare clothing, sleeping bag, food, fuel, emergency kit, tent – weighing in at around 160lbs. The pulk is made of fibre glass with a canvas hood. The name of each pulk is displayed on either side of the front (on either side of the nose) with white lettering on a black background. We have auctioned off all the naming rights of the wounded team members and they have raised between $1500-5000 each time. The person who bids the most gets the right to name the sledge either with their name, the name of a friend or family member or in memory of someone. We do not allow corporate names and WWTW has the right of veto if we consider the name inappropriate. We estimate that the team will arrive at the South Pole around 14th December. On their arrival, they will take a photo of Alexander, with the US team, and your named pulk, and you will receive a framed signed photo of this iconic image.”
This photo mentioned will be sent to you by a Walking With the Wounded official from the UK so allow at least 2 weeks for shipping after the return of the expedition teams.
Estimated time frame to receive the framed, signed photo is mid – late January 2014.
To learn more about how you can bid and how the bidding works… get on over to Askarsgard.com.