Penguins Fans Invited to “Grow One for the Team”
Penguins Beard-A-Thon presented by SUPERCUTS to Benefit the Mario Lemieux Foundation
Friday, 03.30.2012 / 10:00 AM ET / News
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Fans willing to grow playoff beards are asked to enroll online at www.beardathon.com/penguins and upload photos of their freshly shaved faces. Throughout the playoffs, beard growers can ask their friends, family members and co-workers to pledge their beards while updating their profile pictures.
The Penguins will award prizes to the three beard growers who raise the most money for the charity. This year’s prizes include an authentic helmet signed by every member of the Pittsburgh Penguins team, a 30"x32" framed piece featuring a photo of the Mario Lemieux "Le Magnifique" statue autographed by Mario Lemieux and free SUPERCUTS haircuts for a year.
Fans who are unwilling or unable to grow playoffs beards are also encouraged to participate by supporting friends, family members or celebrities who are growing beards. Kris Letang, Pascal Dupuis and Deryk Engelland have volunteered to support the cause as well as Mario Lemieux.
Penguins’ fans have raised over $260,000 for the Mario Lemieux Foundation since the program’s inception in 2009.
For more information or to enroll, please visit www.beardathon.com/penguins.
The Mario Lemieux Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for cancer and neonatal research as well as Austin's Playroom Project, an initiative that creates sibling playrooms in medical facilities. Additional information about the Mario Lemieux Foundation is available at www.mariolemieux.org.
All donations to the Mario Lemieux Foundation are tax deductible.