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Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon to shave head for charity

Published Mar. 9, 2012

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon will shave his head next Thursday to raise funds for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and the Vincent Lecavalier Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at All Children's Hospital.

Maddon said he will encourage other players, coaches and team officials to do so as well, with Dave Martinez and Tom Foley already committing and executive VP Andrew Friedman and team president Matt Silverman in his sights.

"It's under the heading, fortune favors the bald,'' Maddon said.

Maddon encouraged fans to show their support by making a donation, either by texting Cut to 50555 or visiting pcfcutforacure.orgbetween now and May 4.

The shearing of Maddon's oft-changing hair will take place at 11:30 a.m. on the stadium boardwalk prior to the game with the Phillies.

Maddon did say the event does not necessarily require going totally bald, that a No. 1 or 2 trim cut would count.