Will Ferrell & Cancer for College Team Up for a Once In a Lifetime Experience to Benefit Cancer Survivors

Actor/comedian Will Ferrell is getting serious about fund raising and is offering up a once in a lifetime experience to benefit his favorite charity to prove it.

Everyone who visits the Cancer for College fund raising website (http://www.crowdrise.com/willferrell) and makes a $26 charitable donation is automatically entered to win a trip to join Will at an upcoming charity golf event. The events include a foursome at the18th Annual Will Powered Golf Classic and Kinda Humorous Comedy Show on August 26th, 2011 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California or the grand prize of a weekend for two to the Pebble Beach Golf Resort in California on October 28-30, 2011 to be part of the inaugural Will Powered Invitational.

“We are so fortunate to have such a loyal supporter and friend as Will Ferrell,” said Cancer for College Founder Craig Pollard of his friend and former fraternity brother at the University of Southern California. “People can be charitable with their time or their money, and Will is extremely generous to our cause with both. I think it’s a testament to these amazing kids who have survived cancer and just want to return to some sort of normalcy in their life. Thanks to Will we are going to be able to help a lot of survivors through this promotion.”

The 18th Annual Will Powered Golf Classic will be played at the Pechanga Resort and Casino. The winner will receive a foursome in the golf tournament, airfare to California, two nights accommodations at the Pechanga Resort and Casino plus four premier tickets to the Kinda Humorous Comedy Show which features Will Ferrell and a number of his funniest friends for a night of stand-up comedy, sketches and musical performances. A winner will be selected from all the entrants on July 15, 2011.

The inaugural Will Powered Invitational will take a select group of 24 golfers to the Pebble Beach Golf Resort for a special weekend of fun that includes airfare, accommodations at the Inn at Spanish Bay, golf at the Links at Spanish Bay and the world famous Pebble Beach Golf Links. There will also be assorted group meals and cocktail parties to make it a thoroughly memorable experience with the beloved funnyman. A winner for the grand prize trip to Pebble Beach will be selected on September 1, 2011.

Both prize packages come courtesy of Golf Magazine.

About Cancer for College:
Since 1993, Cancer for College has been providing college scholarships to cancer survivors. Founded by two-time cancer survivor and double amputee Craig Pollard, its mission is to provide hope and inspiration to these young people who have had to endure and sacrifice so much while battling this terrible disease. Since inception, Cancer for College has granted well over $1 million in scholarships to more than 800 cancer survivors from around the United States. Visit www.cancerforcollege.org for more info.

About Will Ferrell:
Will Ferrell is revered as one of America’s leading funnymen. He rose to prominence on Saturday Night Live creating a series of memorable characters. He has since delivered a string of comedic gems including Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Elf, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Blades of Glory, Step Brothers, The Other Guys and Mega Mind. Ferrell will next be seen in the film Everything Must Go.

6 Responses to “Will Ferrell & Cancer for College Team Up for a Once In a Lifetime Experience to Benefit Cancer Survivors”

  1. Srixon says:

    A great cause we should all get behind it.

  2. jj says:

    Nice article to share with others.
    It is great to see Will share his good fortune with others and have fun doing it. Appreciate the post!

  3. I’m like it and very good idea / tips

  4. I think this is a great idea, how much could be raised if all celebrities took a day off to do something like this? For the celebrity he plays a round of golf so it’s win win!

  5. This is excellent! I didn’t know Will Ferrell was a golfer.

    I saw the Kinda Humorous Comedy show before. This year should be great!

  6. Sam says:

    Seeing this kind of thing shows me the good that is still in the world. It’s cool when well know public figures stand up for a good cause, because it ends up having a domino effect.