BOSTON (CBS) – Although 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Michael Felger couldn’t be at the fifth annual “Cuts for a Cause” on Wednesday, he still got a haircut for charity.
With Felger & Mazz broadcasting from 2-6pm, Felger could not make it to Royale in Boston for the event, but a special bidder was able to give him a buzz at the Hub’s studio in Brighton.
Comcast Sportsnet New England, Felger’s employer, was worried about their host going too short, so the network won with a bid of $1,321 and gave the honors to his wife, Sara Underwood.
“He hates for me to say it because it’s cheesy, but this is for charity and whenever I try to take him to an event he says no right away, unless it’s for children,” Underwood said after Felger’s buzz-cut.
Felger Meets The Winning Bidder:
Felger Gets A Haircut:
Behind The Scenes:
Felger was blindfolded prior to finding out it was his wife who would be shaving off his “Captain Ron” style hair.
He got a little bit of criticism just moments after the haircut for not shaving it all off, something he said he was ready to do. And his wife is backing him up on that one.
“This morning he was ready to go all the way, and he was sure about it!” said Underwood.
Of course, his co-host Tony Massarotti had some fun with it as well.
“You have a funny-shaped head,” he said with a laugh.
And while Felger wasn’t pleased he didn’t get the full buzz, he is happy it’s all for a great cause.
“This is for floating hospital, taking care of kids who are sick. You can look at my head and have a laugh, but think about what it’s for,” he said.
All of the money raised for the event, put on by Bruins forward Shawn Thornton and 98.5’s Toucher & Rich, will be donated through the Boston Bruins Foundation to benefit Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center’s “Child Life Services Activities,” “Shooting Stars” and “Very Important Brothers and Sisters” programs.