The Park City 2016 Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge
Hollywood stars including Taylor Kinney, Julianne Hough, Evan Ross, Brooke Burke-Charvet, David Charvet, Julie Bowen, Kate Walsh, Lance Bass, Michael Trevino, Ben Feldman, and Matt Iseman went head to head with Olympic skiers on the slopes at Utah Olympic Park on March 12, 2015, in several dual ski races to support Operation Smile, while being cheered on by Retta, Jennifer Coolidge, Adam Shankman and Alex Borstein.
After a day of friendly competition, Iseman, Kinney, and Ross took home championship medals presented to them by supermodel Kate Upton and Smile Ambassador Whitney Cummings during a VIP Dinner at Tupelo Restaurant. On hand for the 2nd year in a row, superstar Lady Gaga joined fiancé Kinney in his efforts to raise awareness for Operation Smile and support event chair and NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke and Junior Event Chair Henry Salke who was born with a cleft lip. The 16-year old has been championing fundraising efforts to help others who are born with the same condition in middle- and low-income countries with no access to surgery since he was nine years old.
Brooke Burke-Charvet and David Charvet had the A-list crowd in tears showcasing their Mexico mission alongside Operation Smile founders, Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee. After an emotional night, the Hollywood stars retreated to the St. Regis Deer Valley for s’mores by the fireplace before returning back to LA compliments of Delta Air Lines and Swift Aircraft Management.
For additional information about the Park City Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge or to support your favorite celebrity’s personal fundraising efforts, visit www.operationsmile.org/parkcity.