(Eastlake, OH) - The staff of the Lake County Captains, class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, will begin November with razors in hand as the male members of the organization plan to participate in "Movember". Movember encourages men to channel their inner Rollie Fingers by growing a moustache for the 30 days of November while raising money and awareness for men's health programs.
Unlike Keith Hernandez, the Mo Bros will start the month clean-shaven, then grow and groom their Mo (slang for moustache), asking friends, family, season ticket holders, corporate partners and Captains fans to donate to their efforts. Captains Charities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, will match all donations gathered by the staff up to a total of $2,500. With their new Facial Fur, the Captains Mo Bros will work to bring much-needed awareness to men's health issues, such as Prostate Cancer, by prompting conversations wherever they go while also calming the petrified looks on stranger's faces who come into visual range of the staff's Nose Caterpillars.
Movember's not just for men. Mo Sistas are an important part of Movember's success too as those of the fairer sex also raise funds and encourage the men in their lives to get involved. Essentially, Mo Sistas do everything that Mo Bros do, without a Mo.
For Mo information on how fans and friends of the Captains can donate to the Movember cause, visit the Captains Movember page at http://us.movember.com/team/1244817.
Followers of the team on social media are also encouraged to check for regular updates on the progress of the staff's Grass Grin's by searching for #CaptainsStache.
The Captains are also producing a very special Movember t-shirt that fans can purchase on-line at http://www.cargoholdstore.com/view/mens/movember-captainsstache featuring the famous Captain's Soup Strainer prominently displayed across the front of the shirt. The twist to these t-shirts is that the featured 'Stache is actually the moustache taken from the well-known Captains alternate logo. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these limited edition shorts will benefit the Movember Foundation.
In baseball, the Mo gained recognition in the early 1970s when Oakland Athletics owner Charlie Finley decided to hold a moustache-growing contest for his players. When the A's faced the Cincinnati Reds, whose team rules forbade facial hair, in the 1972 World Series, the series was billed by media as "the hairs vs. the squares". The Mo was victorious. Former Captains manager Ted Kubiak played on that A's team and proudly sported a 'stache that is considered to be the Godfather of the Captains staff member's imminent Cookie Dusters.
Globally, the funds raised by Mo Bros and Mo Sistas support world-class men's health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. These programs, directed by the Movember Foundation, are focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer, staying mentally healthy, living with and beyond mental illness and research to achieve our vision of an everlasting impact on the face of men's health.
The Captains, who may or may not be sporting Crumb Catchers, open the 2014 season at home on Friday April 4 at 6:30 PM. The team will welcome the Lansing Lugnuts, an affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, to Classic Park.
Full season ticket plans, 7-, 12-, 20-, and 35-game mini ticket plans for the 2014 season are on sale now at great prices complete with several exclusive benefits. Information can be found at the Captains website CaptainsBaseball.com.
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