Playoff-Bound Sharks Invite Fans To Grow Beards For Charity

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — With the San Jose Sharks about to make another playoff run, the team is inviting fans to join them in growing beards for charity, team officials said.

The team will be participating in the National Hockey League tradition of letting their beards grow through the duration of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

The team has clinched a playoff berth with a 49-21-9 record as of Wednesday afternoon. The Sharks were scheduled to take on the Anaheim Ducks at 7:30 p.m.

Fans can join in the beard growing and pledge their playoff beard through the team’s Beard-a-thon to raise money for charity, team officials said.

Participating fans are asked to document the progress of their beard on the team’s website and social media.

Sharks fans unwilling or unable to grow playoff beards can pledge a beard grower.

The Beard-a-thon has raised $2.5 million for charity since the program was launched in 2009, team officials said.

Donations go to benefit the Sharks Foundation, which distributes funds to programs in Santa Clara County including schools, hospitals, arts groups and research foundations.

For more information or to enroll in the Beard-a-thon visit


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?

Listen Live