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The beard is gone for Gomes

Posted by David D'Onofrio  February 12, 2014 11:27 AM

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A few days after talking to his beard while giving it a trim, Jonny Gomes officially said goodbye to his famed facial hair Wednesday morning.

Appearing on Fox News' Fox & Friends, Gomes earned a $10,000 donation from Norelco to the Travis Roy Foundation by letting Elisabeth Hasselbeck take a couple of different razors to his face and give him a fresh start prior to the 2014 season. Gomes recently joined forces with Roy, the former Boston University hockey player who was paralyzed after sliding head-first into the boards on his first shift as a Terrier, but has since graduated from BU and raised millions to fund research and assist survivors of spinal cord injuries.

"Travis Roy, a pretty amazing story, where he's come from and where he is now, and the tragedies he's gone through," the Red Sox outfielder said prior to his trimming. "What I'm doing personally is trying to raise as much money as I can, and what we want to do is just buy like a fleet of wheelchairs, hand carts, and buggies."

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