The Chicago Cubs are back for a third year holding their annual Respect Bald event. The event, which took place in Arizona this past Saturday, is something that has become a bit of a tradition for the team.

Joe Maddon and multiple players took part in the event as they got their head shaved to raise money for pediatric cancer research.

To get the chance to shave one of your favorite player’s heads, you had to donate $100 online. With the money going to a good cause and the chance to make your favorite player squirm, it is no surprise that this was a successful event.

According to the Cubs twitter account, they were able to raise in excess of $68,000. Naturally, many photos were shared on social media.

Seeing the players and fans come together for a philanthropic event like this is great to see. It is the type of stuff we need to see more of in the sports world, especially as more and more people forget that the athletes we watch are after all just participating in a game.

Ben Zobrist shared a cool moment with his son on Instagram. It showed the impact these events have on awareness, it can have a much wider effect than people think.

All in all, it was a good day and an even better day to raise money for a good cause.


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