First shave in 41 years leads to $16,000 for YMCA Inner City Youth Baseball/Softball

Posted at 8:07 PM, Dec 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-03 20:07:54-05

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — Friends, family and co-workers gathered at the Pepsi Center inside Fifth Third Ballpark to witness something most had never seen before December 2. Mike Chase, Vice President of Sales at Eikenhout, was shaving off his beard for the first time in 41 years.

The event was the finale of a fundraising plan for the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids’ Inner City Youth Baseball/Softball program that began when a couple of Eikenhout employees asked Chase how much it would cost to shave his famous beard.

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