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Chicago Cubs Shave Their Heads To Support Kids With Cancer, Reportedly Raise $12,000

03/23/2015 04:57 am ET | Updated Mar 24, 2015

Chicago Cubs stars Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo and many others on the team shaved their heads on Sunday for a good cause.

Before playing the San Diego Padres at Sloan Park, the team -- including Cubs’ manager Joe Maddon, rookie Jorge Soler and pitcher Phil Coke -- participated in a fundraising event called “Respect Bald” that involved shaving their heads to support children battling cancer.

According to Maddon, the “Respect Bald” event helped raise more than $12,000.

Yahoo! Sports reports that 25 players were expected to shave their heads at the event. Several coaches and office staff also took part.

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