It’s marked nine years that Pau Gasol has kept his scruffy beard, and there’s nothing that convinced him to shave it.
After losing a competition to his brother, Marc, of the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a initiative with his self-named foundation. Pau and Marc coached two different teams representing their respective cities in what was called “The Healthy Competition,” a contest that tracked the team’s fitness level using gifted Nike Fuelbands. As with everything, Gasol seemed to be a good sport about losing the bet, posting the experience both on Vine and on Youtube.
It remains to be seen how quickly Pau will grow back his beard. But at least one fan will find out first hand. Pau and Marc have raised funds through Prizeo with the beginning price at $3 to help reduce childhood obesity. With the competition ending today, donators will enter a pool to meet Marc and Pau in Los Angeles on Sept. 27, including a basketball workout followed by lunch.
The prizes go beyond possibly meeting the Gasol brothers depending on much money donors spend. They will hand out personalized items to donors that spend at least $10 (e-card), $25 (video message), $100 (signed photo), $400 (handwritten thank-you card by either Marc or Pau), $1000 (autographed shoe by either Marc or Pau) and $2,000 (autographed shoes from both Gasols). The top donator will received an autographed basketball.
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