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Hershey Bears Movember Update – The Final Stretch
Movember Captain David Leggio and fellow teammates show off the cool Hershey Bears Movember Gear they’re selling to raise money for this great cause (via @Mitchy1_0)
Goaltender David Leggio and the rest of the Hershey Bears have entered the final week of Movember, the month of outrageous male facial hair in support of male-specific cancer awareness. With the month drawing to a close, we’ll take a look at how much they’ve raised, who’s got the best mustache, and who’s joined in on the fun. So far, your Bears have raised a total of $805, within $200 of their modest $1000 goal.
The team’s top earner is Movember captain Leggio, with $290 donated, closely followed by fan-favorite Joel Rechlicz at $235. Since we last checked on the mustache action, two more Bears have joined the cause: forwards Derek Whitmore and Matt Watkins. The recent additions bring the total number of Bears participating to 12, around half of the active roster.
At a glance, the numbers aren’t particularly impressive for a couple of reasons. Not only are the Bears currently ranked 3664 out of all participating Movember teams this year in terms of donations earned, but their posted goal is less than a third of last year’s (admittedly lockout-inflated) $3,762.26. However, they’re currently sitting in third place among AHL teams, only a few hundred dollars behind the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (affiliated with the Islanders) and the Lake Erie Monsters (affiliated with the Avalanche). With the final push underway, we encourage you to chip in and support the Bears in reaching their thousand dollar goal and help “Change the face of men’s health.”
If you’d like to catch a glimpse of the mustaches in action, the Bears play two more home games before they break out the razors – Wednesday at 7 against the St. John’s IceCaps and Saturday at 7 against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. If you’d like to contribute in support of Movember, make sure you stop by the Movembears page before midnight on November 30th!
M. Richter contributed to this report.