Global Village Champions Foundation adds Hollywood star power in fight against world hunger

The nonprofit knocking out hunger announces signing of ‘American Pie’ star Shannon Elizabeth and Verne Troyer from ‘Austin Powers’
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(PR NewsChannel) / August 6, 2013 / SARASOTA, Fla. 

Global Village Champions FoundationAdding even more star power to the already blazing Global Village Champions Foundation roster, the nonprofit is pleased to announce the addition of celebrities, Shannon Elizabeth, star of the ‘American Pie’ series, and Verne Troyer, best known for his portrayal of Mini-Me in the ‘Austin Powers’ series, as Global Village Champions.

“Not only are they both fantastic entertainers, but they are also extraordinary humanitarians,” says Yank Barry, founder of the Global Village Champions Foundation and 2012 and 2013 Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

In response to being named Global Village Champions, Elizabeth (American Pie, Scary Movie) and Troyer (Austin Powers, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) both took to Twitter to express their feelings on their involvement with the nonprofit.

“Looking forward to working with @GoGVC this year. Great organization and message,” tweeted Troyer.

Verne Troyer, Global Village Champions

“It’s my pleasure-I can’t wait to work w/u [with you] guys!” said Elizabeth in reply to a tweet from GVC founder Yank Barry.

Shannon Elizabeth Global Village Champions

The recent signings bolster Global Village Champions Foundation’s already impressive list of champions from all walks of life. The foundation includes a star-studded list of champions highlighted by names such as Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson, Manny Pacquiáo, Celine Dion, Michael Jordan, Buzz Aldrin and King Mohammed VI of Morocco, among many others.

“With champions like this in our corner, we can knock out world hunger in no time,” said Nobel Peace Prize nominee Barry.

Founded in 1995 by Barry and longtime friend and boxing legend Muhammad Ali, Global Village Champions Foundation was created with the mission to feed the hungry and provide humanitarian relief. Since then, the foundation has delivered over 938,000,000 meals to the hungry around the world.

Former lead singer of the rock n’ roll band The Kingsmen, Barry has been twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the fight against world hunger. His most recent nomination comes from champion boxer and current elected politician in the Philippines, Pacquiáo and Gov. Chavit Singson, also from the Philippines.

As a result of his ongoing fight against hunger, Barry has received nearly two dozen awards since 1995, highlighted by the Gusi Peace Prize for Social Services, Philanthropy, and International Humanitarianism in Manila, the India Humanitarian Service Award and the Bahamian Red Cross Humanitarian Award.

Learn more about Global Village Champions Foundation: or visit its YouTube channel.

About Global Village Champions Foundation: Started in 1995 by Yank Barry, Global Village Champions Foundation strives to become the undisputed world leader in private, humanitarian delivery of nutrition to needy persons across the globe, while sustaining human life and helping to eradicate hunger from the face of the Earth. With the help of donors and notable figures such as Muhammad Ali, Gary US Bonds, and Evander Holyfield, the nonprofit has provided nearly a billion meals to the hungry around the world.

Learn more about Global Village Champions Foundation:

Glenn Selig
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