Linebacker DeMarcus Ware of the Dallas Cowboys sits in the bench during their game against the New Orleans Saints.
Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware will be one of three NFL players competing for the charity of his choice in the Pepsi Refresh Project--part of the Pepsi Refresh Everything Campaign. Ware, Mark Sanchez and Drew Brees each put together a video in association with PepsiCo and the NFL, aimed at funding worthwhile projects nation- and even world-wide.
The winner--to be voted on by you, the people--will receive a $100,000 grant for his charity. Fans can see the videos and vote at the league's official website, here.
Ware will compete for Jonathan's Place, a Dallas emergency shelter for abused, abandoned and neglected children.
"I want to help provide a safe environment for abused, abandoned and neglected children by supporting Jonathan's Place," Ware said in a statement. "With your help we can improve their lives with better medical care, counseling, clothing, food and shelter."
Established in 1994, Jonathan's Place provides emergency relief for children, from infants to 17-year-olds. It is the only licensed local shelter providing emergency relief for children under the age of ten. Voting ends on February 5, 2010. Fans can either vote online here, or by texting "DEMARCUS" to PEPSI (73774).