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Falcons to Hold St. Baldrick's Day Event on March 15

March 6, 2007 - ECHL (ECHL)
Fresno Falcons News Release

Fresno, Calif. - The Fresno Falcons announced today that players and staff members will shave their heads on Thursday, March 15 in recognition of St. Baldrick's Day. The event will raise money for pediatric cancer.

The event will take place on the patio of The Elbow Room, located at 731 W. San Jose in Fig Garden Village. Supercuts will be providing the hair cuts. Fans can log-on to the St. Baldrick's Day website at and search for the Fresno Falcons, or can link directly to the Falcons page from the Falcons website at Fans can make donations to see their favorite player or staff member have his head shaved. All donations are tax deductible.

"This is an event that I have been involved with before, and it's a great opportunity to raise money for pediatric cancer research," Falcons' Head Coach Matt Thomas said. "We hope that we have a good turnout of fans at The Elbow Room on March 15."

"The Fresno Falcons, Supercuts, and The Elbow Room urge everyone to attend this very meaningful event," said Falcons Vice President, and cancer survivor, Alan Friedman.

St. Baldrick's Day began in 1999, when three friends were looking for a way to give back to society. These three friends turned their company's St. Patrick's Day party into a benefit for kids with cancer. They suggested shaving their heads, since kids typically lose their hair during cancer treatment. The three planned to raise "$17,000 on the 17th," recruiting 17 colleagues to raise $1,000 each to be shorn. Instead, the first St. Baldrick's event, held on March 17, 2000, raised over $104,000. From those humble beginnings, St. Baldrick's Day has moved nationwide, with over $8.2 million raised, and 271 events in 42 states in 2006.

Fresno opens a four-game road trip on Thursday, taking on the Idaho Steelheads at 6:10 p.m. PT. Catch all of the action live on starting with the Port of Subs Pre-Game Show at 6:00. The game airs on 1550 and 96.1 Sporting News Radio on a tape-delayed basis following Fresno City College basketball.

The Falcons return home to start a four-game home stand on Friday, March 16, hosting the Alaska Aces at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for all Falcons home games can be purchased at the Save Mart Center Box Office, by phone at (559) 485-8497, on-line at, or at any TicketMaster outlet. All Falcons' games air on 1550 and 96.1 Sporting News Radio starting with the Port of Subs Pre-Game Show 15 minutes prior to face off.

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