Alexander Skarsgard to Race to the South Pole Against Prince Harry & Dominic West

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News about what the True Blood cast is doing on hiatus has been filtering in over the past few weeks – movies, musicals, TV shows – but I think Alexander Skarsgard wins for coolest project: it was recently announced that Alex will join a crew racing to the South Pole for charity.

Walking With The Wounded is a UK-based organization that “raises funds to train the Wounded, Injured and Sick, assisting them to find a career outside the Military. Whether suffering a physical or mental injury, whether a service leaver or veteran, we want to help provide our wounded with the future they deserve.”

Alexander Skarsgard and Team US / USA Today

Alexander Skarsgard and Team US / USA Today

The race, the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge, is made up of three co-ed teams of veterans with physical and/or mental injuries sustained in the line of duty plus celebrities who help raise the profile of the effort. Alex is on the US team; Prince Harry is on the UK team; and actor Dominic West is on the Commonwealth (Canada/Australia) team.

The teams train in Colorado and Iceland before the race begins in November. They are expected to reach the South Pole in mid-December. You can follow the teams as they make the trek at the official website and on Twitter.

Interested in making a donation to the organization on Alex’s behalf? Click here.

photo: USA Today

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  1. Nothinbutjoy

    September 12, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    It’s such a great cause! I’ll be cheering for them all!

    • Nothinbutjoy

      September 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      Gotta add…. Be safe Alex and hurry back to tape Season 7!! heehee

  2. sookieeleana

    September 12, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    I should really be supporting Team UK as that’s where I am, but nah……..Team Alex!

  3. girlinlandscape

    September 12, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    As a military spouse, I was happy to hear this. As much as I love him as Eric Northman it was his character in “Generation Kill” that really grabbed my attention. Go Alex!

  4. eileen costello

    October 7, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Great looks, great actor and a big heart! What more could anyone ask for. I love his portrayal of the Eric Northman character and I also thought he was great as Brad in Generation Kill. The publicity on this has been minimal so I know that he is doing this for the wounded vets and not personal glory. All the more reason to love him.