St George Illawarra Dragons fullback Josh Dugan has honoured his promise to shave his pre-season beard as part of the World’s Greatest Shave on Monday.
Dugan faced the clippers outside the Dragons Kogarah Retail Store to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation after promising to do so if the Club reached 16,000 forever faithful Red V Members milestone.
The Dragons reached this fantastic achievement on Friday and lucky Red V Member Silvana Petrovski, a proud Red V Member since 2008 who renewed her Gold Membership Package for the 2014 season, was invited to help out with the shave.
Following the event, the Dragons and a selection of their Corporate Partners combined together to present a $4,000 donation to Leukaemia Foundation General Manager of NSW and ACT Christine McMillan.
Dragons Corporate Partners Momentum Energy ($2,000) and Carlton United Breweries ($1,000) contributed the two largest donations towards the great cause.
“I would like to personally thank everyone involved in helping to arrange this great day which helps raise awareness for such an important issue that affects a lot of families,” said Dugan.
“The World’s Greatest Shave raises money for the Leukaemia Foundation to help fund important work and I am very grateful for the amount of money raised by both the Club and their Corporate Partners.
“It’s a weird feeling not having my beard anymore given I grew it out for at least the past three months but it was all worthwhile in the end.
“I am stoked that there was such a call to arms as well by all the Red V Members who signed-up during this time period and their support is valued.
“There’s nothing like the support of Red V Members and I look forward to returning to the field soon to experience their cheers again.”
All Dragons Red V Members who signed up to March with the Dragons in 2014 went into the draw to win the opportunity to meet Josh Dugan and shave his beard with monies raised for the Leukaemia Foundation.
Red V Memberships start from as little as $50 for four games. Membership prices for 2014 12 game packages have been held at 2013 levels, and with our Rolling Red V Payment Plan you can pay for your membership in equal monthly installments.
You can pick up a 4 game Red V Membership package from as little as $7.35per month, while “All In” packages with 11 games remaining are available from just $16.18 a month.
You can choose from a range of flexible ticketing packages with access to 4, 8, 9, 11 and 13 game packages that all offer great savings and value.
There are also a range of “Non-Ticketed” Red V Membership packages including the introduction of a new Baby Dragon Membership, allowing the very young at heart to join our team and support the Red V.
To become a Red V Member or renew your existing membership simply visit us online at www.marchwithus.com.au.
Alternatively, Red V Memberships can be purchased at the new Red V Membership desk within the Club’s Kogarah Team Store (Monday-Friday: 9.00am-5.00pm) or at the Club’s Wollongong Office, Level 1 of the Steelers Club (Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm).
Additionally, you can speak to one of our Red V team at 1300 DRAGONS (1300 372 466).
Remember, your investment as a Red V Member plays a significant role in the success of the Dragons, and ensures our continued investment in all Rugby League programs, supporting our on field ambitions.
So March With Us Today!