The Jonas Brothers & Good Sports

The Jonas Brothers & Good Sports
Rockers Joe, Kevin & Nick Jonas Take Part In The “Disney Channel Games 2008”

 

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It’s not quite the Olympics, but the Disney Channel Games 2008 are being called a world class event by the popular stars who competed in the fun-filled sports event held at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

The wild competition took place last month, but won’t be seen until July, when the Disney Channel Games will air as five half-hour special presentations. Broadcasting around the world exclusively on the Disney Channels, it will feature the stars from the shows Hannah Montana, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Cory in the House, The Cheetah Girls, As the Bell Rings, Minutemen, Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior, and more Disney favorites. Also included will be the Jonas Brothers, the ultra-popular rock stars of the new movie Camp Rock, premiering June 20 on the Disney Channel.

Joe, Kevin and Nick Jonas took part in relay races, obstacle courses and other fun challenges. And after the games were over, the Jonas boys took part in a sensational concert, along with their good friend Miley Cyrus, the multi-Platinum songbirds The Cheetah Girls, fan favorite Jordan Pruitt, and Demi Lovato, the lovely rising star who plays opposite the Jonas brothers in Camp Rock.

Joe Jonas reports he had some advice for Demi before her big performance at the concert. He told the talented newcomer that there would be a huge audience with 10,000 screaming fans, but she should just get out there and have fun. “The audience is so supportive and so much fun. And they’re so loud and they go crazy. So you have a good time with it,” Joe says.

He also reveals that it’s not unusual for the brothers to get nervous before a performance. And their wonderful mom still cries (tears of happiness) when she see them on stage having the time of their lives.

All the performers rocked the house at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Champion Stadium, part of Walt Disney World. And performances from the show will be seen during the special five night telecasts.

The event also helped raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation, UNICEF and the Boys & Girls Club of America.

For the action-packed sporting events, 54 international Disney stars were divided into four teams: The Comets, The Cyclones, The Lightning and The Inferno. And the three Jonas brothers were all on different teams.

“We’re very competitive when we’re on the field. It’s competition time. It’s serious,” says Joe, who played for the Cyclones team. “People should tune in for the Disney Channel Games simply because they want to see my team win and it’s a lot of fun. And you’re gonna see some really hardcore brotherly competition going on. Don’t miss it.”

Have fun kids, and let the games begin – in July!


Frank Barron is the former editor of The Hollywood Reporter, having served twice in that capacity. In between, he was West Coast news director for Billboard Publications, supervising their five magazines. Barron also created the western TV series “The Man From Blackhawk” for the ABC network. For more than three decades he and writer-wife Margie Barron have covered Hollywood for Production Update magazine, and they currently contribute to numerous publications. Frank started in showbiz as publicity director for the KHJ radio and television station. Before moving to California, he was a sports editor in New Jersey.

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