Dallas Cowboys players and cheerleaders competed against each other to see who would raise the largest amount of money for The Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive.
Cowboy players Leonard Davis and Andre Gurode faced two Cowboy cheerleaders at a Walmart in Plano, Cowboy player Anthony Spencer took on two other Cowboy cheerleaders at a Walmart in Arlington.
A cold breeze in Plano wouldn’t stop Davis and Gurode, who urged everyone passing their kettle to help out for a noble cause.
“Giving back is what this is all about,” Davis said. “It’s very fun. We get to interact directly with fans and people in ways we can’t while playing in the field.”
In Arlington, Anthony Spencer recalled his previous participation with The Salvation Army as a young boy while maintaining a Kettle post in a Walmart in Arlington.
“When I was growing up, my grandmother was always around The Salvation Army trying to help out and do stuff for people less fortunate,” said Spencer. “On Thanksgiving, I remember we used to go up there and pass out turkeys. It helped me really realize that pretty much everyone’s the same, we’re all just in different situations in life. So when you’re able to help out, it’s always good to do so. That’s how I was brought up and that’s how I live my life, so I definitely try to help out when I can.”
The Cowboy players came out victorious in the end. Davis, Gurode, and Spencer raised a combined total of $692.11, while the Cowboy cheerleaders raised $161.62.
The Salvation Army thanks the Dallas Cowboys for doing their part in doing the most good!