Charity strikes a winning combination

Greatest shave: Heat Flash, GM of Perth Heat Alex Pellerano, teacher Marama Spina and students Mikaela Watkins and Julian Abrahams. Picture: Matthew Poon d397311
Greatest shave: Heat Flash, GM of Perth Heat Alex Pellerano, teacher Marama Spina and students Mikaela Watkins and Julian Abrahams. Picture: Matthew Poon d397311

Perth Heat general manager Alex Pellerano shaved his long hair at a school assembly on March 14 alongside the staff, who dyed their hair, to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation as part of the World’s Greatest Shave.

For Heat, supporting the Foundation is part of the ongoing support of fellow baseball player Ben Shorto, who was signed to professional American baseball team, the Cleveland Indians, when he was diagnosed with leukaemia.

Mr Pellerano said Ben was respected in the community and the Greatest Shave was a great cause to be a part of for a second year in a row.

‘It’s not about the style or the feeling, just helping the cause,’ he said.

‘Our game is really dependent on encouraging talent, so it’s very difficult when the disease strikes one of our own.’

To donate to Ben’s care, email nursey81@y7mail.com or to donate to the Leukaemia Foundation, visit the World’s Greatest Shave website at worldsgreatestshave.com.