‘Cuts for a Cause’ Event Offers Winning Bidders Chance to Shave Bruins Players’ Heads for Charity


Fifteen Boston Bruins players won’t have any hair under their helmets after April 7 thanks to a great cause and some lucky fans.

The reason? The fourth annual “Cuts for a Cause” event that raises money for children with cancer.

Starting Monday, March 21 at 9 a.m., fans can start bidding for the opportunity to shave the head of their favorite participating player — Shawn Thornton, Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, Andrew Ference, Nathan Horton, Steve Kampfer, Chris Kelly, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Adam McQuaid, Daniel Paille, Rich Peverley, Tyler Seguin or Dennis Seidenberg — by sending an e-mail to bids@985thesportshub.com.

In addition to shaving the head of the player they successfully bid on, auction winners will also receive admission to the VIP session from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., where they can hang out with the team, receive two drink tickets and a special B’s gift bag that includes autographed Bruins memorabilia.

The event, hosted by Fred “Toucher” Toettcher and Rich Shertenlieb of the Toucher and Rich show on 98.5 The Sports Hub, will be held on April 7 at Ned Devine’s in Boston from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Bruins players who are not having their heads shaved will donate $400 each to the Boston Bruins Foundation.

All of the money raised at the event will be donated through the Boston Bruins Foundation to benefit the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center’s “Child Life Services Activities,” “Shooting Stars” and “Very Important Brothers and Sisters” programs.

For fans who want to support the event without bidding on a player, they can purchase a $20 ticket by sending an e-mail to tickets@985thesportshub.com. The admission ticket includes the chance to meet the team throughout the afternoon and the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win autographed Bruins memorabilia. Depending on availability, $25 tickets will be available at the door the day of the event.

To find out more about the programs benefiting from the charitable event, visit floatinghospital.org.

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