Earlier this summer (although I guess it’s actually fall now), Ecorazzi gave you a heads up that Will Ferrell would be once again hosting the annual Cancer For College Golf Classic and Live Auction on September 19th.
Cancer For College is an organization started by Craig Pollard (a friend of Ferrell’s from college) to help cancer survivors pay for college educations. Pollard was ecstatic about the turnout this year and said: “We gave out about 15 or 20 [scholarship checks] four years ago. Last year, it was around 100. This year, it’s exploded.” And by exploded he means that this year they raised a whopping $250,000!!
Because I think Ferrell is a comedy god, I was so happy to hear he started off the afternoon with a healthy dose of Ron Burgundy – his legendary character from Anchorman. Ferrell (aka Burgundy) said: “It is a glorrrious here in beautiful Son Diego, we’ve got a record turn out. I thought there’d be more media here frankly, for someone of my stature. In fact, I’ll have to say as I look out into the face of the media here, you guys look like a bunch of idiots compared to when I was in the news game. Have some class, some dignity. I don’t see anyone wearing a suit.”
Will is a long time supporter of not only CFC, but many other charities throughout the country. Pollard said: “His loyalty has been phenomenal. Those two commercials that he did for the Super Bowl – all that money went to the charity. Budweiser paid him $250,000, Proctor and Gamble $500,000.”
So from all of us here at Ecorazzi: a big pat on the back to a one Mr. Funny Man for all those good deeds. You stay classy Will Ferrell.