Marlins celebrate Miami Children's Hospital Charity Partner Weekend

Miami, Fla. – July 13, 2012 The Miami Marlins and the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation invite the public to participate in their official Charity Partner Weekend, July 13-15, at Marlins Park. A portion of ticket sales during the weekend will benefit Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation is an official charity partner of the Miami Marlins and received a $51,250 gift from Marlins President David Samson’s “Run to Honor the Workers” fundraiser this past April.

Earlier this week, Logan Morrison visited with patients at MCH where he announced his pledge to shave his head to show support for kids and the Bald, Brave, Beautiful Project.  During his visit Logan Morrison distributed 100 autographed jerseys to children at Miami Children’s Hospital.

The charity weekend will feature 50/50 raffles on Friday and Sunday. The 50/50 Raffles will take place throughout the ballpark until the end of the 4th inning.

On Saturday, July 14, Logan Morrison and Marlins President David Samson together with Marlins players and front office staff will shave their heads in support of pediatric cancer patients at Miami Children’s Hospital through the Bald, Brave and Beautiful project. Prior to the game on Saturday, a tent will be set up on the West Plaza, where Hugo, Marlins players’ barber, will provide complimentary haircuts for all players, staff and fans.

The Bald, Beautiful, Brave tents will be located on the West Plaza near the team store, and barbers will be available Saturday between 5-7 PM.  Marlins President David Samson and Logan Morrison are scheduled to have their heads shaved at 5:30 PM.

“By raising money and shaving our heads, we want these children to know that they are not alone and that our players and front office support their road to recovery,” said David Samson, President of Miami Marlins. 

The Bald, Brave, Beautiful Project raises funds and awareness for Miami Children Hospital’s patients with financial difficulties, while also reinforcing that Bald is Beautiful. For more information, visit http://www.mchf.org/2140/Benefits-of-Giving/Bald-Brave-Beautiful.aspx