Poverello House gets help from pro football players

April 9, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two pro football players and former Bulldogs took part in a friendly competition today, for a good cause.Richard Marshall and James Sanders went head -to- head to see who could serve up the most lunches to the needy at the Poverello House in Downtown Fresno.

Marshall is an ex-Fresno State standout who now plays for the Carolina Panthers.

Sanders is a Porterville native and ex-Bulldog who is now a star safety with the New England Patriots.

"Growing up not having a lot, you feel for the less fortunate. I'm in a position now where I can give back and help and that's what I like to do," James Sanders said.

The contest between the two pro-players ended up a tie with more than 200 meals served up.

But the real winner turned out to be the Poverello House which received 1,000 pounds worth of donated food by the two NFL stars and Linkus, a Fresno based high tech company.