Paige Schilt

Riot Grrls vs. High School Musical Thespians in Celeb Charity Smackdown

Filed By Paige Schilt | March 24, 2009 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Entertainment, The Movement
Tags: Brea Grant, feminism

A grassroots feminist organization could be the lucky winner of the first Social Media Smackdown for Charity. The Smackdown challenges nine celebrity teams to raise the most money for their chosen charities via social media sites and blogs.

brea-grant-photograph.jpgActress Brea Grant (Heroes, Friday Night Lights) is teaming up with Girls Rock Camp Austin to support young women artists--but the competition ends Thursday, and Team Brea is currently in fourth place, with High School Musical's Corbin Bleu in the lead.

Today, Paypal announced that it will donate an additional $5,000 to the winning team.

"An extra $5000 would send fourteen girls to camp who might not otherwise be able to afford it," says Emily Marks, Director of GRCA. "We have an extensive scholarship program and we believe strongly that girls should have equal opportunities to rock, regardless of background, ability or what's in their parents' bank account."

Girls Rock Camp Austin provides a positive, all-female environment for musical instruction, as well as a variety of workshops and performances. GRCA fosters leadership, community, social change, and life skills for girls of all means and abilities.

Fans of Brea Grant and Girls Rock Camp can donate till Thursday, March 26.

Click here for a video message from Brea about supporting Girls Rock Camp Austin.

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Team Brea is still in fourth place, but there's only a $2000 difference between first place and fourth place. Girl rockers still have a chance to win!