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Burns Announces "Burnzie's Buzzcut for Charity"

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks

SAN JOSE, California
- Sharks Right Wing Brent Burns (@Burnzie88), who most recently has been recognizable by his untamed hair and mountain-man beard, today announced "Burnzie's Buzzcut for Charity."

In an effort to raise donations to support Defending the Blue Line and the Katie Moore Foundation, Burns is going to allow one of his teammates to give him a buzz cut and shave his beard on Nov. 1.

From now until October 31, the Sharks Foundation will be accepting donations with the goal of raising $5,000 for each of these worthwhile charities. Fans who donate $50 or more will receive a signed "before/after" photo of Burns, while the Top 3 donors will have the chance to meet Brent and witness the shaving in person. Giving totals will be updated daily on the Sharks Foundation's website and Facebook and Instagram accounts so fans can track the progress of this special fundraiser.

For more information, visit

Defending the Blue Line's (DTBL) mission is ensuring that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey. We accomplish this by providing free equipment for military kids, hockey camps, special events, and financial assistance for registration fees and other costs associated with hockey. Thanks to the generosity of our NHL partners, including Brent Burns, game tickets are made available for military kids during the season. To date, over 2500 tickets to pro, semi pro, and collegiate hockey games have been given away to deserving families. To learn more about DTBL, visit

The Katie Moore Foundation (KMF) was founded by former Sharks athlete Dominic Moore following the passing of his wife, Katie, due to a rare liver cancer. The KMF is committed to funding research to advance cancer care and providing resources and hope to individuals and families battling rare diseases. For more information, visit

The Sharks Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of youth and families in our community. Through the generosity of our athletes, front office staff, corporate partners and fans, the Sharks Foundation has donated $1M over the past two seasons and nearly $7M since our inception in 1994. As role models, we are committed to giving back to the community that so strongly supports us. To learn more about how the Sharks Foundation is helping tens of thousands of underserved children and families in our community, visit
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