End to sense of dread

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

PERTH Demons will play a scratch match against South Fre­man­tle at Lath­lain Park this week­end, but the game will not be the only en­ter­tain­ment for the day.

Perth Demons bar and func­tions man­ager Ryan Keat­ley will say good­bye to his iconic dread­locks as he sur­ren­ders them to char­ity for the World’s Great­est Shave.

Perth Demons busi­ness de­vel­op­ment man­ager Kelli Bott said pun­ters would be asked dur­ing the quar­ter-time and half-time breakss to help shave Keat­ley’s head. Keat­ley will have sec­tions of his hair shaved partly at quar­ter-time and half-time un­til the dread­locks are all gone.

“The peo­ple who do it can be as crazy as they want, the funny part is go­ing to be that Ryan has to serve be­hind the bar be­tween each quar­ter,” Bott said.

Keat­ley said he could not wait for the big day to ar­rive.

“I’m aim­ing to raise $5000 and I’m cur­rently sit­ting at $3084, so I’m hop­ing for a gold-coin en­try to the scratch match game this week,” he said.

“All the pro­ceeds will con­trib­ute to the World’s Great­est Shave.

“My $5000 will go to­wards a full­time em­ployee to un­der­take the im­por­tant re­search needed to help find a cure.”

The match will take place at Lath­lain Park on March 12 from 2pm.

“I’d love to show peo­ple how im­por­tant this is to so many who are less for­tu­nate than our­selves, who have been touched by leukaemia or some form of blood can­cer or dis­or­der,” Keat­ley said.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to do­nate go to www.perthdemons.com.au.

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