Actor Jason Momoa throws axes on ‘Ellen’ to raise $31K for Honolulu nonprofit
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Actor Jason Momoa throws axes on ‘Ellen’ to raise $31K for Honolulu nonprofit

  • Video courtesy "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"

    While on the show, actor Jason Momoa showed off his ax-throwing skills by aiming the weapons at "plastic water bottle" targets pinned to a wood board.

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Actor star Jason Momoa made an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday to talk about his new campaign for a plastic-free environment.

The “Aquaman” star talked about recently shaving his beard to promote Mananalu, his new line of water packaged in aluminum cans in an effort to eliminate single-use plastic bottles, a new rock climbing wall at his home and pets, among other topics.

While on the show, Momoa showed off his ax-throwing skills by aiming the weapons at “plastic water bottle” targets pinned to a wood board. For every target that he hit, he won $1,000 to $5,000.

When all was done, Momoa raised $31,000 for local nonprofit, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, which organizes beach cleanups and educates others about caring for their coastlines.

The money was donated by Shutterfly and showcased on a giant check held by Momoa and Degeneres.

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, founded in 2010 by a group of eight ocean-loving friends, was thrilled about the donation.

“Jason is doing what we locals are taught from our early days, respect for our elders, our environment, and take action to help your community,” said Kahi Pacarro, co-founder of Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii. “He not only helped take the message of plastic pollution mainstream [Wednesday], he showed how influential people can and should create real change and then he started a business that will reduce the use of millions of single-use plastic bottles.

“We’re forever grateful for his support,” Pacarro said, “and can’t wait to show him and the rest of the world how donations like these are put to use hosting amazing cleanups across Hawaii and educational outreach across the country.”

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