For our charity reminder post of the day, we are taking you way back to December 2007 – right back into the middle of the Moonlight days. Again I do not know much of what happened at the event or how it all came about, apart from the pictures and an article written for Monsters & Critics at the time.
Most of the pictures we have here were saved over the years and I do not know the original sources for most of them. Many of the pictures were taken by fans, and because they were taken inside, the quality of some are not very good – but I decided to post them all, in order for you to get an idea of what happened at the event.
- From the article
On December 2nd, 2007, the Pole Position Raceway in Corona California decided, on very short notice, to host a Toys For Tots charity campaign, and invited luminaries such as “Moonlight” star Alex O’Loughlin, “Cold Case” star Kathryn Morris, and “Jericho” star Skeet Ulrich, amongst others, to participate.
The members of Moonlightline .com rallied together and donated $1000 worth of toys to be given to needy kids.
The celebrities who attended this indoor event participated in several all-star go-kart races together, narrowing things down until there was a winner. In between these heats, there was the opportunity for the public to compete against their favorite celebrities, with proceeds going to charity.
The stars were very approachable, posing for pictures and answering questions posed by the attendees.
This reporter’s short-notice request to Alex for an interview was very quickly granted, and we suddenly found ourselves in a one-on-one interview in the office of the owner of the facility.
– Lisa Gerry (From Moonlightline.com)
Originally post with Monsters and Critics
Alex O’Loughlin was indeed a very nice, genuine and open person with whom to speak, and I thank him for the chance for this interview. I know that fans will be pleased to know that I found him to be as genuine in real life as he appears to be in other interview situations.
– Lisa Gerry (Moonlightline.com)
I really enjoy doing charity, for a good cause. It’s like the least I can do. I really enjoy that stuff. I enjoy giving back.
– Alex O’Loughlin, Monsters & Critics, December 2007
- Link to the article written by Lisa: Interview with the Vampire: ‘Moonlight’s’ Alex O’Loughlin (December 2007)
It looks like Alex had loads of fun and once again made the most of the event and his interaction with the fans and other celebrities.