Cannons Front Office to Shave Heads For Charity

3/1/14 1:00 AM

Cannons Front Office to Shave Heads For Charity


Joint efforts with Granite Telecommunications to raise over $1,000,000 for Dana Farber Cancer Institute

BOSTON, MA (February 28, 2014)–  Front office members of the Boston Cannons are joining majority owner Rob Hale and Granite Telecommunications’ “Saving by Shaving” event on Monday, March 3 to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Granite, CEO Rob Hale, and Judy Hale are combining to donate $3,000 to Dana Farber for each Granite and Boston Cannons employee who has their head shaved on Monday.  Over 350 Granite and Cannons employees are signed up, bringing the overall donation to Dana Farber north of one million dollars.  The event will take place at 9:00am at the Granite offices in Quincy, MA.

“Cancer affects all families and our Granite family wants to raise money to beat it,” said Hale.  “A one person challenge quickly turned into an office-wide event that I am proud to support.”

Five members of the Cannons front office along with Cannons’ midfielder Martin Bowes have signed up to join Granite employees and have their heads shaved.

“When Rob told us what his employees at Granite were doing, my staff didn’t hesitate in joining on to help raise money for such a great cause,” said Cannons General Manager Kevin Barney.


About Granite Telecommunications

Granite provides communications products to multi-location businesses throughout the United States and Canada. Granite’s core services are local and long distance telephone services, which Granite centralizes and offers a single point of billing and contact for its customers over incumbent carrier networks. Granite offers an array of other communications products, including broadband data, network and voice services, inside wiring and alarm and security and monitoring installation and services. Granite furnishes services to more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States, and 1.3 million phone lines under management. Granite employs over 1,100 people, most of whom work at its headquarters in Quincy, MA. For more information, visit


About the Boston Cannons

The Boston Cannons are one of the founding franchises of Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league. They began play in June of 2001 and currently host home games at Harvard Stadium. They won their first MLL Championship on August 28, 2011.  Season tickets for the 2014 season are now on sale. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 617.746.9933 or visit



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