Brent Burns once again left the fate of his beard in the hands of San Jose Sharks fans!
On Monday, November 3rd Brent and teammates Chris Tierney, Barclay Goodrow, James Sheppard, Joe Pavelski and Mirco Mueller shaved their heads and beards all in the name of charity in an effort to raise funds for three incredible organizations: Defending the Blue Line, the Katie Moore Foundation and the San Francisco Zoo.
The top 15 donors and their guests were in attendance at Sharks Ice in San Jose to witness Burnzie’s Buzzcut in person. The Top 6 donors will receive two complimentary tickets to Burns’ suite for an upcoming 2014-15 Sharks home game, and the first 100 fans who donated $100 or more will receive an autographed Brent Burns item.
The Sharks Foundation is pleased to announce that its fundraising goal was met by raising over $15,000! In turn, $5,000+ will be donated to each of these three worthwhile charities.
Donations will continue to be welcomed, and greatly appreciated, until Monday, November 10th. Donate today by clicking below.
Thank you to the participating players, and to all the donors for supporting Burnzie’s Buzzcut and the Sharks Foundation.
For more information, visit www.sharksfoundation.org.
ABOUT DEFENDING THE BLUE LINE
Defending the Blue Line’s (DTBL) mission is ensuring that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey. We accomplish this by providing free equipment for military kids, hockey camps, special events, and financial assistance for registration fees and other costs associated with hockey. Thanks to the generosity of our NHL partners, including Brent Burns, game tickets are made available for military kids during the season. To date, over 7000 tickets to pro, semi pro, and collegiate hockey games have been given away to deserving families.To learn more about DTBL, visit www.defendingtheblueline.org.
ABOUT THE KATIE MOORE FOUNDATION
The Katie Moore Foundation (KMF) was founded by former Sharks athlete Dominic Moore following the passing of his wife Katie due to a rare liver cancer. The KMF is committed to funding research to advance cancer care and providing resources and hope to individuals and families battling rare diseases. For more information, visit www.KatieMoore.org.
ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO ZOO
The San Francisco Zoo is designed with the underlying belief that nature-focused interaction leads to conservation action. Learning about animals here inspires visitors to care for all wildlife. Nestled against the Pacific Ocean, the San Francisco Zoo is an urban oasis. It is home to over 1,000 exotic, endangered and rescued animals representing more than 250 species and lovely peaceful gardens full of native and foreign plants. To learn more visit www.sfzoo.org.
ABOUT BURNZIES BUZZCUT
Burnzie’s Buzzcut started last year as an idea by Brent and wife Susan to raise money for causes close to their heart. The fundraiser started mid-October with a modest goal of raising $10,000 and by day five, the goal had already been reached. By the end of the campaign, Sharks fans across the country donated more than $24,000, shattering the initial goal and once again proving why they’re one of the best fan bases in the NHL.
ABOUT THE SHARKS FOUNDATION
The Sharks Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of youth and families in our community. Through the generosity of our athletes, front office staff, corporate partners and fans, the Sharks Foundation has donated $1M over the past two seasons and nearly $7.2M since our inception in 1994. As role models, we are committed to giving back to the community that so strongly supports us. To learn more about how the Sharks Foundation is helping tens of thousands of underserved children and families in our community, visit www.SharksFoundation.org.