Kellan Lutz Teaches Chronically Ill Kids To Snowboard

Posted on January 23rd, 2015 at 6:46 pm
Sundance 2015
  Kellan Lutz star of Twilight and The Expendables star is hitting the slopes at Sundance. The popular actor -- with a big heart -- is teaming-up with the Find Your Grind Foundation and Learn To Ride in Utah. An excited Kellan exclusively told RumorFix, "This is a good organization -- I'm happy to be here and give back." One of four lucky kids got private lessons from the star under the guidance of his friend and professional snowboarder Dingo. And Kellan couldn't wait to hit the slopes with his young students! kellan teaches chronically ill kids to snowboard He added, "I am a good teacher because I had good teachers growing up, so, I will spend a lot of time with them. For me it is about making them feel safe and to enjoy the experience." The 29-year-old star from North Dakota is teaming up with his friends Nick Gross -- the founder of Find Your Grind -- and his colleague Eric Baker to make sure that the kids have an unforgettable experience while boosting their self-esteem also on the slopes. And Nick is confident that the celebrities can really help the kids with some personal attention. He explained, "Find Your Grind started four to five months ago and is an organization to foster dream building to provide youth with an opportunity to pursue passions that they might not know they have yet for certain things." And Kellan knows very well how to relate to other kids. The famous actor grew up with six brothers and a sister, and as a child, his family moved around, as he was raised in North Dakota, the Midwest and Arizona, before finding fame and fortune. So, having so many siblings and being raised in different locations this has given him an insight into how children react to different experiences. In his latest film the Experimenter he stars alongside Alexander Skarsgard, Winona Ryder and Taryn Manning, which tells the story famed social psychologist, Stanley Milgram, who in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans willingness to obey authority.