Will Ferrell went back to USC on Monday for the charity event Cancer for College and surprised the crowd when he showed up as the Trojans band leader.
In full Trojan attire, Ferrell marched around the stage and even flexed his muscles for the delight of the crowd.
Ferrell is good friends with Cancer for College founder Craig Pollard. Pollard wrote the business model for Cancer for College while he was a student at USC and the foundation has funded nearly $2 million in scholarships for students and families facing struggling financially while dealing with cancer and college. Ferrell is the official celebrity spokesperson for the foundation.
Will Ferrell is taking a break from Ron Burgundy to go back to college with his good friend Craig Pollard. On Monday evening, Ferrell and Pollard will share their careers, friendship and philosophies at their alma mater, the University of Southern California, at the appropriately titled event, “Will Ferrell and Craig Pollard: A Will-Powered Friendship.”
Hosted by the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, the sold-out event will focus on the positive change young people can make right away in life, drawing inspiration from the strong bond that formed between Ferrell and Pollard as fraternity brothers at USC and highlighting Pollard’s powerful life story as a repeat cancer survivor, amputee and successful businessman.
Ferrell has been making the collegiate round this week. On Saturday, he was spotted in the Washington locker room chatting it up with head coach (and former USC assistant) Steve Sarkisian before the Oregon game.