Will Ferrell's Desert Showdown Smells of Rich Mahogany

"I will drive you out to the desert and leave you there for the entire month of August if you don't get off that shed!" - Will Ferrell, SNL

By Matthew Castonguay
Wednesday March 5th, 2014 12:01 pm EST

We first told you about the opportunity to tee it up with Will Ferrell in January and if this is news to you now, then you’ve missed your chance. That’s because Ferrell’s Desert Showdown took place this past Monday and Tuesday in Palm Springs, Calif. The star-studded event took place over two days and included the Will Powered Golf Classic hosted by Will Ferrell at the Bighorn Golf Club and the Desert Smash celebrity tennis event at La Quinta Resort & Club.

 
After the event, guests attended Will Ferrell’s Epically Awesome Desert Showdown Concert Extravaganza featuring Nelly and Boyz II Men.

 
The events were all to benefit Cancer for College, the charity created by Ferrell’s long-time friend and two-time cancer survivor Craig Pollard. The event also included charitable auctions where fans and participants could bid on autographed items and other special experiences. In years past, the auction even included a walk-on role in one of Ferrell’s movies. This year’s favorite? An autographed cow bell, of course!

 
Some of the celebrities and special guests who participated this year included:

Kevin Spacey

 
Rebel Wilson and Novak Djokovic

 
Timothy Olyphant

 
Joel McHale

 
and RedFoo from LMFAO

 
It’s obvious that Will Ferrell is a golf nut, so seeing him play in a charity event isn’t a surprise. In fact, Ferrell showed off his swing during his media tour for “Anchorman 2” last summer and got Rory McIlroy into the film’s premier. Perhaps the best pic from the event was this one of Ferrell donning a green jacket.

 
For more information about Cancer for College or to get more information about future events and more opportunities to play with Mr. Ferrell, visit the website for Cancer for College or for Will Ferrell’s Desert Showdown.

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