Dynamo forward Will Bruin, defender Mike Chabala to lead initiative to benefit children’s cancer research
The Houston Dynamo and Dynamo Charities, presented by Halliburton Charitable Foundation, announced today that forward Will Bruin and defender Mike Chabala will spearhead the 2013 Bald is Beautiful campaign, benefiting Curing Children’s Cancer Fund. This is the fifth year of Bald is Beautiful, a campaign designed to raise money and awareness for children’s cancer research.
The campaign includes two key events: A Celebrity Pour and head-shaving event at The Dogwood on Aug. 13 and a possible record setting head-shaving event before the Dynamo home game against the Seattle Sounders on Aug. 17.
On Tuesday, Aug. 13 Dynamo Charities will host a Celebrity Pour and head-shaving event at The Dogwood bar (2403 Bagby St., Houston, 77006) in midtown. Beginning at 2 p.m. patients from area hospitals will shave the heads of Dynamo players, including Bobby Boswell, Will Bruin, Brad Davis, Andrew Driver, Tally Hall and Cam Weaver, as well as assistant coach Tim Hanley.
The Celebrity Pour will begin at 4 p.m. and features Dynamo players tending bar. Proceeds from all drink sales and a silent auction will benefit Bald is Beautiful.
On Saturday, Aug. 17, prior to kickoff of the match between the Dynamo and Seattle Sounders at BBVA Compass Stadium, Dynamo Charities will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for heads shaved in a one-hour span (6:00 p.m. registration/check-in; shave event to be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m.), at Dynamo Soccer Fest (Walker St. and Hutchins St.). Brad Womack (co-owner of The Dogwood & former contestant on ABC’s The Bachelor) will jumpstart the pregame head-shaving event.
To register (requires a $10 donation benefitting Bald is Beautiful) for the head-shaving event on Aug. 17, visit www.houstondynamo.com/baldisbeautiful.
A $50 ticket package is available, which includes two tickets to the Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders game on Aug. 17, two Bald is Beautiful t-shirts, and two passes for the postgame meet-and-greet with Dynamo players.
Additional sponsors of the campaign include BMC Software and Amgen Breakaway from Cancer™.
To learn more about Bald is Beautiful, visit www.HoustonDynamo.com/BaldisBeautiful.
ABOUT THE HOUSTON DYNAMO
The Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup championships and four conference championships in its first seven seasons and qualified to represent the United States in international competition six times, including the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League. The team currently trains in the Methodist Champions’ Field at Houston Amateur Sports Park (HASP), the premier training facility in Southeast Texas, and plays at BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston. For more information, log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com or call (713) 276-7500.
ABOUT DYNAMO CHARITIES
Dynamo Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization and the charitable arm of the Houston Dynamo. It believes in using the power of the Dynamo and the sport of soccer to support the Houston community. For more information, log on to HoustonDynamo.com/Charities or call (713) 276-7533.
ABOUT CURING CHILDREN’S CANCER FUND
The mission of the Curing Children’s Cancer Fund is to find a cure for childhood cancer by providing financial support for some of the country’s leading pediatric cancer researcher. The results of the cutting-edge research are disseminated nationally and internationally, and benefit children throughout the world. For more information go to www.cccfund.org.