Monday, February 21, 2011

"Minute to Win It" charity episodes with stars

Minute to Win It has caught the eye of millions of viewers and play-at-home fans. It has also caught the eye of several celebrities who'll play on the show for various charities.

Mountain climber Aron Ralston, the inspiration for the Oscar-nominated film "127 Hours," will compete for the non-profit organization Wilderness Workshop on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 (8-10 p.m. ET).

Ralston, now a motivational speaker, was forced to amputate his right arm with a dull knife in order to free himself after his arm became trapped by a boulder during a canyoneering hike in Utah in May 2003.

The incident is documented in Ralston's 2004 autobiography "Between a Rock and a Hard Place" and is the subject of the 2010 film "127 Hours," starring James Franco, nominated for an Academy Award for "Best Actor." The Wilderness Workshop is the conservation watchdog of the the 2.3 million acre White River National Forest and other nearby federal public lands in the Rocky Mountains.

*Click here to read an interview with Aron Ralston in^*

Los Angeles Lakers Derek Fisher and Shannon Brown, two-time NBA champions, team up to win money for their respective charities, the University of Arkansas Foundation Inc., and the Shannon Brown Foundation. Their episode airs on Wednesday, March 16 (8-10 p.m. ET).

The stars of "Jackass," Steve-O and Ryan Dunn, team up on to play for their respective charities, National Down Syndrome Congress and the Teammates for Kids Foundation, which is scheduled to air in May. On their way to the million-dollar prize, every amount earned at each round will go to their charities.

Past charity episodes included celebrity contestants Kevin Jonas, NFL players from the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings, 49ers cheerleader Amber Wright and former Miss USA and Miss Universe contestants.

*Update* Programming Note: On Sunday, February 27, 2011
3-hour Mini-Marathon of Minute to Win It

Minute to Win It is still looking for new contestants. Upcoming open casting calls include:

February 26th, 2011
Lucky Strike
500 16th St., Suite 340, Denver, CO. 80202

Salt Lake City, UT
March 5th
Location TBA

March 12th, 2011
BB Kings Blues Club and Restaurant
152 Second Ave N., Nashville, TN. 37201

Orlando, FL
March 12th
Location TBA

More information on how to be on Minute to Win It with Guy Fieri at

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