In a battle of tight ends that will preview the Dec. 11 Green Bay-Detroit contest at Lambeau Field, the Packers' Bubba Franks will compete against the Lions' Marcus Pollard Tuesday, Dec. 6, in a Salvation Army kettle contest.
The match's outcome will be decided by who can raise the most money for the Salvation Army in one hour.
Franks will be ringing his bell and collecting money from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army's big red kettle in the Younkers wing of the Bay Park Square Mall in Ashwaubenon. Pollard will be collecting money at the same time (12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Eastern) at a Detroit-area mall.
Packers fans are encouraged to help Franks raise money for the Salvation Army and defeat Pollard in the collection contest. Interested donors who are not in a position to go to the mall to donate are encouraged to pool donations with co-workers or friends who can make it to the mall for the donation.
In a similar 2002 contest, Franks "out rang" the Minnesota Vikings' Byron Chamberlain while raising nearly $2,000 during his one hour of ringing.