The Cubs have released the full details on this weekend’s head-shaving event to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research and victims. The idea was brought over by new manager Joe Maddon, and the event is this Sunday, March 22 at Sloan Park, where the Cubs will be taking on the Padres.
Joe Maddon and participating players will have their heads shaved at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Field 1 at Sloan Park. A select number of fans can participate in the morning event by donating $100 to get their heads shaved alongside Cubs players and receive a T-shirt. All fans are invited to watch!
The Respect Bald event will continue during Sunday’s Cubs vs. Padres game at Sloan Park. Fans can participate from approximately 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. inside the right field gate near the Cubs Store and outside the gates near the Cubs Store for fans who would like to participate but do not have game tickets. For $50, fans will receive a head shave, a T-shirt and a great feeling knowing they have helped support children with cancer.
If you’re not in the area, you can go here and make a donation. You could also shave your own head in solidarity from afar.
I think it’ll be a fun way for folks to remain engaged in the conversation about cancer – remember at all times, that’s what this is about – and it’ll also be fun to see some Cubs players and fans lose their hair. Hopefully there will be some good video.