Giving Back -- Teens Organize Skydive Charity Event in LA to Raise Funds for a Library in Cambodia

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Event will be Held at iFLY Hollywood, Universal City Walk on Thursday July 14, 2011 from 8:30 am to 11 am and will benefit Room to Read .

Teen actor Justin Tinucci and his sister Kayla, both members of Team Future, the nation’s youngest professional indoor skydiving team, will be holding a charity event with iFLY Hollywood to raise funds for a good cause. The event, which will be held 8am - 11am on July 14, 2011 at CityWalk/Universal Studios in Los Angeles, benefits Room to Read, an organization that helps improve the lives of 6 million children in developing countries by building libraries and funding education for girls.

Event organizers hope to raise $5,000 which will be donated to Room to Read's Reading Room Program. If they are able to reach their goal, it will be enough money to build a library in Cambodia.

Each participant in the event will obtain sponsors and have the unique opportunity to experience simulated skydiving by flying in a wind tunnel for one (1) minute for every $45 they can raise in sponsorship. The charity event is a great opportunity to try indoor skydiving while raising money for a great cause.

"We are organizing this event for our friends and the community in an effort to make a difference in the lives of other kids," said Justin Tinucci. "Sometimes we take for granted the many benefits we have in the US, including libraries that are packed with books to read. By raising funds to build a library in Cambodia, we can give kids the opportunity to read, expand their knowledge, grow their curiosity and reach their full potential."

In addition to teen actor Justin Tinucci, other celebrity attendees scheduled to appear and lend their support to the cause include Brandon Tyler Russell (Smitty), Lauren Dair Owens (The New Girl), Ethynn Tanner-Cerney (Criminal Minds), Kelly Crook (Grooming Gisele), Retson Ross (Desperate Housewives), popular acting coach and actress Amy Lyndon (Grooming Giselle) and many more.

An after party following the event will be hosted by Jillian's and Team Future.

For more information about the event or to donate, please visit If donors are not able to attend the event, donations are being accepted online.    

About Justin Tinucci & Team Future

Justin Tinucci, age 12, is an accomplished actor who relocated to the Los Angeles area in June of 2009 to pursue his dream. He has appeared in numerous commercials, film and television including Big Love and much more. To learn more about Justin, visit

Team Future, the nation's youngest indoor skydiving team, is based in Hollywood, California. Kayla Tinucci, age 15, and Justin Tinucci practice in the wind tunnel at iFLY Hollywood at Universal Citywalk in Los Angeles, California. All of Team Future’s practice and competition takes place in wind tunnels. Team Future has competed internationally, most recently winning a National Competition in Arizona. They competed against world champion, adult skydivers in the wind tunnel and took first place in the professional category. To learn more about Team Future, visit


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