NORFOLK -- The students of Old Dominion University had an extreme way of showing their support for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's food drive.

During Wednesday night's basketball game, the sailing team brought out a sailboat filled with 500 pounds of food.

Xzibit, a rap music artist, and two of the show's designers were at The Ted Constant Center for the game and to accept the donation.

Donations from ticketholders were also accepted.

It was a big night for ODU on and off the court, as Big Blue won the game, beating Delaware 67-59.

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia says the drive is making a big difference at a time when donations fall off.

'Our foodbank alone, the calls keep ringing off the hook because people go 'I want to get involved.' That's everything from grad school to seniors saying how can we help,' said Joanne Batson.

Thursday, the Extreme March to the house starts at 3:00 p.m. in the Lynnhaven Mall parking lot between Macy's and AMC Theaters.

Show producers want a big crowd to show up because the footage could be used in the show that will air in April on WVEC-TV.

Wednesday night, the show said it was in need of plumbers to donate their time for the house that's being built for Beverly Hill, Fred Burdette and their six adopted children.

By Thursday late morning, the need had been filled and work was in high gear to get the home finished in time for the family's return from DisneyLand.

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