Shannon Elizabeth and Verne Troyer Want To Feed The World


Adding 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.

“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.

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.

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


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