BOSTON (CBS) – Tom Brady began his off-season by shaving off his playoff beard for charity.

The Patriots quarterback got a shave fit for a six-time Super Bowl champion at Gillette’s world headquarters in Boston Thursday morning.

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Tom Brady has his face shaved at Gillette’s World Shaving Headquarters In Boston (WBZ-TV)

“This is the first morning that I woke up and wasn’t completely exhausted,” said Brady, who has been to Super Bowl parades at Disney World and Boston this week.

He spoke a little bit about the playoff beard tradition among athletes before the shave.

Preparing Brady’s face for the shave (WBZ-TV)

“The symbolism is I’m not doing anything else but focusing on trying to win a championship,” Brady said. “So when you grow the beard out it’s kind of like, screw it. . . just try to win.”

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He took some questions during the event, divulging that he’s indulged in margaritas since winning, he’s going on vacation to Costa Rica and no, he’s not running for president.

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After the ceremonial shave, Gillette donated $35,000 each to the Boys and Girls Club of South Boston, Best Buddies and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

A clean-shaven Brady (WBZ-TV)

Brady also signed a Patriots-branded Gillette razor which will then be auctioned off. That money will go to Brady’s favorite charities.

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He did not bring along Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman, who promised he would shave his beard after the game.