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

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

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.

Find out more about the "Respect Bald" event here.