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Red Sox David Ortiz and Shane Victorino Shave For a Cause

World Series champs shave their beards, Gillette makes donation to the Boston One Fund to benefit marathon bombing victims

On Monday, two members of the Boston Red Sox shaved the trademark beards that the team wore during the campaign that led to a world series victory last week

Gillette offered to make a $100,000 donation to The One Fund Boston – which helps those affected by the tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon in April – and World Series MVP David “Big Papi” Ortiz and teammate Shane Victorino stepped up to the barber chairs to support the city. 

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With the help of barbers from The Art of Shaving and Ortiz’s personal barber, Vacano, the two chopped their thick stubble. Ortiz left a slight goatee around his chin area, while Victorino went all the way down to a clean shave.

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“I look like I’m 12 years old,” Victorino told the droves and reporters that were on hand at the Gillette World Shaving Headquarters. Ortiz agreed, poking fun at his team’s Gold Glove-winning outfielder.

Besides the ball players, Boston Police Officer Steve Horgan – who walks the beat that is the Red Sox bullpen – and one lucky bearded fan, Michael Grant, who won a spot in the barber chair via a social media contest, were also treated to full service shaves of rugged beards.

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“I don’t feel any different that I shaved it off, it was different before because I would have gotten killed by my teammates if I shaved it off,” Ortiz said. “But not they know what we’re [shaving] for and it’s The One [Fund].”

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