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Rays to shave heads again; fans can, too

Wilber Bonilla, right, shaves Joe Maddon's head during last spring's Cut for a Cure event to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and the Vinny Lecavalier Foundation.

JAMES BORCHUCK | Times

Wilber Bonilla, right, shaves Joe Maddon's head during last spring's Cut for a Cure event to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and the Vinny Lecavalier Foundation.

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Rays manager Joe Maddon, players, coaches and staff will again shave their heads this spring to raise money and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation on March 15.

And they are inviting fans to participate.

The event - which turned out to be quite popular last year - will take place March 15 in Port Charlotte prior to the Rays-Phillies game. Fans can support the cause, and an individual player, in making a $10 donation by texting "Cut" to 50555 or visiting pcfcutforacure.org.

Or for a $100 donation fans can have their heads shaves with the Rays and get a Fortune Favors the Bald T-shirt.
 
"We hope to make this a Rays tradition every spring,'' Maddon said. "Our first shaving last year was an overwhelming success. More than 70 of our players, coaches and staff including our principal owner Stuart Sternberg shaved their heads. We hope for more of the same this year.  While this is, of course, really about supporting the kids and their families, it served as a great moment for our organization, perhaps one of the most important ever because we all stood up together for a cause so meaningful. And it is something we are excited to introduce to our new players each year. We will continue to shave our heads under our “Fortune Favors the Bald” slogan.  As an organization, we are proud to support organizations and institutions like the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.''

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 11:16am]

    

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