Cal running back Marcel Dancy is a community super star -- With Authority

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Cal running back Marcel Dancy is a community super star -- With Authority
Cal running back and proud Oakland native Marcel Dancy is stepping up in major ways to help the community and families in need, especially during the pandemic. Here's how you can help contribute to the great cause!

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Cal Football running back Marcel Dancy joins Casey, Chris and Julianne (in for Larry who's on assignment) on the "With Authority" podcast.

We learned that not only is he an over-achiever on the field, but also excels at community leadership.

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From coaching youth football to surprising elementary school classes, the Oakland native is always finding ways give back.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Marcel has partnered with Burckhalter Elementary to raise money for families in need.

The original goal was $10,000 - to give 100 families each $100 for groceries.

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The goal has now doubled to $20,000 so that each family can have two rounds of groceries.

You can help contribute on the official GoFundMe account here.

An All-State Good Works team member and recipient of the Walter A. Haas Jr. Community Service Award, Marcel even met R&B superstar Usher while on a trip to help communities in New Orleans.

He also talks about his path from Laney College to the exact moment of when he found out he would play for Cal.

We also learn which position group has the most swag and how the Bears are preparing for the 2020 football season.

Catch up on all the "With Authority" podcasts here!