by Michael dEstries
Categories: Internet.

talladega_060920062845935_wideweb__300×402.jpgGiving what can only be described as an incredible present to his 10-year-old son, an anonymous bidder anted $47,100.00 for a walk-on film role in Will Ferrell’s next movie. The money will go to the Cancer for College foundation run by a fraternity brother of Ferrell’s at the University of Southern California. From the article,

“‘Winning this auction means a lot to me on a very personal basis,’ the winner said in a statement released by the foundation. ‘I lost my mother to ovarian cancer a few years ago, so I feel fortunate that my 10-year-old and I are able to participate in an event involving Cancer for College and Will Ferrell.’”

The non-speaking role auctioned off will be for Ferrell’s next movie, Step Brothers. Said Will about the auction, ”We are overwhelmed with the response and generosity to the auction,” Ferrell said. ”This money will help so many young people with their dreams of attending college.”

What a great way to raise money for a fantastic cause. I’m sure there are a lot of 10 year olds (and 20, 30, 40 year olds) that would love to have this opportunity. Have fun, kid.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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