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Rangers Beard-A-Thon returns for playoffs

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

On Monday April 29th, the New York Rangers launched the Beard-A-Thon in conjunction with hockey’s tradition of the playoff beard with a final shave event. Rangers alumni Glenn Anderson and Rod Gilbert were on hand at Madison Square Garden with five local barbers providing free shaves to Beard-A-Thon participants.

Rod Gilbert preparing for his final shave to start his playoff beard.

Rangers fans who signed up previously or on-site at the event were able to get their free shave and an autograph from a couple of their Rangers heroes.

The Rangers Beard-A-Thon is a fundraiser for the Garden of Dreams Foundation. Fans are able to sign up for a profile on the Beard-A-Thon website and take pledges for the Foundation as they grow their playoff beard. Fans are encouraged to update their profile with updated photos of their beard growth and the three biggest fundraisers will win Rangers prizes for their commitment and support of Garden of Dreams.

For more information on the Rangers and their fans efforts with the 2013 Beard-A-Thon please visit

The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that works with The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) to positively impact the lives of children facing obstacles. Through ongoing programs that use the magic of MSG – including the Knicks, the Rangers, the Liberty, MSG Entertainment, MSG Networks and Fuse – the Foundation develops strong, long-term relationships that truly change lives. Since its inception in September 2006, Garden of Dreams has created thousands of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that have brought joy and happiness to more than 225,000 children and their families, including those facing homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care. For more information, visit

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