Gillette announced Thursday that the facial trimmings of Red Sox stars David Ortiz and Shane Victorino, who shaved off their beards in a ceremony at Gillette a few weeks ago, are being put up for bid to raise money for Movember, the charity that encourages men to grow mustaches in November to raise awareness of men's health issues.
“I’m glad that the beard that helped me throughout the series can now help raise funds for a great organization like Movember,” said Ortiz.
This piece of sports memorabilia is a little more unique than your average autographed baseball.
“We’ve never done anything like this,” said Hooman Shahidi, senior brand manager for Gillette. “But their facial hair has been the symbol of the team since spring training and became part of baseball lore. We hope the shavings help raise awareness for important men’s health issues and find good homes with passionate fans.”
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