Stena Line Belfast Giants defenceman Ryan Martinelli made a bet with his teammates that if the team won a trophy this season – he would shave off the beard!
So….the 2017/18 Challenge Cup Champions delivered and Ryan Martinelli is losing the beard this Sunday following the game vs Nottingham Panthers!!
Ryan has chosen to shave his beard to raise funds for the McIlwrath Family, who are Giants fans – fundraising for enough money to put a deposit on a wheelchair accessible car and a ramp for the house to get Adam’s wheelchair in.
You can read more information on the cause and donate at this link: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/adammcilwrath
@BelfastGiants fans, this Sunday after the game I will be shaving my beard to help raise funds for the @mcilwrathfamily Please help anyway you can by either donating on their website or at the game! https://t.co/1ptbnekkJ6
— Ryan Martinelli (@rymar44) March 8, 2018