Val Kilmer Makes a Rare Public Appearance at a Celebrity Basketball Charity Event

Val Kilmer supported the Monster Energy $50K Charity Challenge Basketball game on Monday where he was seen with entrepreneurs Brad Koepenick and Dominic Kalms.

Val Kilmer made another recent public appearance on Monday as he made his way to a Charity Challenge Celebrity Basketball Game. The actor smiled as he captured the event and posted it on his Instagram account.

“What fun while supporting a great cause! $50K Charity Challenge Celebrity Basketball Game to celebrate the 2019 ESPY Awards,” he wrote.

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In all of my life, all I have ever wanted to do is to use art to educate. As an actor this materializes in the effort to always be entertaining and with flair. Building on that notion, I've always strived to deliver the qualities that my characters had to possess and for a good many, somehow they have lived on. I reckon it is because I have never failed to find a deep and absolutely committed truth that I could believe in and respect. This same dedication is what I have brought to the @twainmania - along with Brad and Dom, who have dedicated their lives to proving there is an inspiration in education that this kind of curriculum will be the litmus test. Last night we got to share our know-how and spirit and plan to prove it right here in Los Angeles, if you give us the chance. Though we can only achieve this nationally, with like-minded believers like you. I can't thank all my friends, who manage to join me, enough. Sanam de Loren of @delorendesign and @santiagoarana with The Agency, sincere gratitude for welcoming me and my guests to your Sky Lane house. And thank YOU for taking your time read this. I hope you’ll take a moment to support this crucial cause. Let's bring empathy, tolerance and literacy to schools together. Learn more and consider a donation by going to the link in my bio and tapping on TwainMania Foundation

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Kilmer wore a long white button-down shirt with a sky blue line through the buttons, and a spray painted design on the side which read, “Don’t hate debate,” in the same color. 

The “Top Gun” actor also wore scarves around his neck, which he has recently been sporting to cover up his trachea surgery. His last public appearance was during his Twain Mania Foundation fundraiser event in June.

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Staying an extra day to sight see in the greatest capital city on the planet. Not even the madman Napoleon created a city with the genius of the Lincoln memorial lined up with the Washington monument, and they are simply meaningless in photographs compared to being there in person and drinking in the Gettysburg address for example with his imposing sculpture perfectly reflecting his deep and penetrating humility. Our country is a meaningful treasure to inspire the entire planet, e en with the present almost mythic challenges we face today as a nation and around the planet. There will be no monument for this president, I’m guessing. Unless it’s made out of tears and sorrow and a shine of global embarrassment. I can see that. And it’s so hard to believe it’s not over yet.

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He then sported a black leather jacket, gray jeans, and black work boots as he smiled for the camera and later thanked those who joined him during the event on social media.

“Thank you to everyone who joined us on Sunday to help bring empathy, tolerance, and literacy to schools and communities across America,” he wrote.

Kilmer’s foundation seeks to educate students with the use of ‘art and education’ and enhance their critical thinking, media literacy skills, and knowledge on democracy with Mark Twain’s insights and ideologies.

“I completely believe his impact is tantamount to the impact of rock and roll,” Kilmer said. “It's that big because it no longer matters on the radio if Little Richard was black or white, you’re dancing to it. And rock and roll changed the face of America and changed the rest of the world. And I think Mark Twain's impact about race and greed is equal, in that kind of comparison.”

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