‘Fortune Favors the Bald’ as Rays players, coaches, and staff stand together to shave their heads to bring awareness to pediatric cancer research
Tampa, Fla. – March 13, 2012 – Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon will shave his head as part of the 2012 Bright House Networks Cut for a Cure presented by Carrabba’s Italian Grill, which benefits the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and the Vinny Lecavalier Foundation.
Rays players, coaches, and staff will join Maddon for a group head shaving on Thursday, March 15, at 11:30 a.m. prior to the Rays-Phillies game at 1:05 p.m. at the Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte, FL.
The following will shave their heads:
Principal Owner: Stuart Sternberg
President: Matt Silverman
Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations: Andrew Friedman
Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations: Gerry Hunsicker
Manager: Joe Maddon
Coaches: Dave Martinez, Derek Shelton, Don Zimmer, Jim Hickey, and Tom Foley
Players: Albert Suarez, Alex Cobb, Ben Zobrist, Brandon Gomes, Brandon Guyer, Cesar Ramos, Chris Gimenez, Craig Albernaz, Dane De La Rosa, David Price, Elliot Johnson, Evan Longoria, Fernando Rodney, Jake McGee, James Shields, Jeff Niemann, Jesus Feliciano, Joel Peralta, Jose Lobaton, Jose Molina, Josh Lueke, J.P. Howell, Matt Bush, Matt Joyce, Matt Moore, Reid Brignac, Robinson Chirinos, Romulo Sanchez, Ryan Reid, Sam Fuld, Stephen Vogt, and Wade Davis
Staff: Aaron Cohn, Andrew Heydt, Brian Auld, Chaim Bloom, Chris Westmoreland, Darcy Raymond, Dave Haller, Erik Neander, Jake Hornstein, Jonathan Gantt, Josh Bullock, Mark Fernandez, Mike Yodis, Richard Reeves, Rick Vaughn, Ryan Denlinger, Scott Ester
Donations will be collected online until Friday, May 4. Text “Cut” to 50555 to make a $10 donation or visit www.pcfcutforacure.org. T-shirts featuring Maddon’s new “Fortune Favors the Bald” slogan will be on sale at the Rays game as well. The slogan is a twist on Maddon’s “Fortune Favors the Bold” sign that hangs in the Rays’ clubhouse.
About the Pediatric Cancer Foundation:
With its national headquarters in Tampa, the Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer through the Sunshine Project, the Foundation’s collaborative research initiative. By employing doctors and researchers from the country’s top institutions, the Sunshine Project is fast-tracking the development of new drugs and therapies that will ultimately lead to the cure of childhood cancers. For more information, go to www.fastercure.org.
About the Vinny Lecavalier Foundation:
The Vinny Lecavalier Foundation works to build hope for children and families battling pediatric cancer and blood disorders and to fund medical research, programming, and pediatric patient care. For more information, go to www.vinny4.com.
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Jourdan Tanner, Communications Manager
Pediatric Cancer Foundation
5550 West Executive Drive, Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33609