He has been referred to as Ned Kelly, King Henry VIII, the bearded one and many more names but not for much longer. Sean Easther of the Joondalup Wolves Men’s SBL program is instantly recognised by many in the WA Basketball community not only for his basketball but also for his luscious full beard.
Sean, in his 4th year in the program carried his beard in style in 26 games in the 2014 SBL season representing not only the Wolves but also Beard Season, which is a group of men around Australia who grow epic beards to draw attention to the risk of skin cancer.
Now, in a further effort to use his beard for a positive cause Sean is hoping to raise donations for the Cancer Council by offering his beard to be shaved at the Joondalup Wanneroo Relay for Life which will be held October 18-19 weekend at Arena Joondalup.
In return for shaving off his much-loved beard Sean is hoping the greater basketball community will either make a direct donation to the Cancer Council or get involved in the 2014 Relay for Life.
Joondalup Wolves Assistant Coach, Luke Brennan said of Sean "He had a great season for us. He was asked to be a starter and carry some of the load with the retirement of one of our stalwarts in Damian Matacz. He did a fantastic job of this and approached the challenge with great positivity. With the arrival of our import, Ephrem Davis mid season Sean was asked to move back to the bench and did this without any fuss.’
"This sums up Sean – a high character guy who is always willing to do what is right for the team. He’s just a great guy and teammate and seeing him get involved in raising funds for charity comes as no surprise to those who know him. It’d be great to see the wider basketball community support the cause too.”
Sean’s beard will be shaved at 7:15 – 7:30am on Sunday, 19 October on the main stage.
For those interested in donating directly to the Cancer Council to support Sean’s shave, please follow the link below.
DONATE NOW. CLICK HERE.
If people wish to enter a team into the Relay for Life they can do so by clicking the following link: http://www.relayforlife.org.au/
By filling out the registration form by downloading it HERE and returning it to:
Relay For Life Joondalup Wanneroo, 56 Parkwood Ave Woodvale WA 6026
Emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org for information or additional forms.
Volunteers for the day are also sought and you may register your interest to be a volunteer by downloading the Volunteer EOI HERE and returning it as instructed on the form.