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Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs head coach Des Hasler has offered up his famous locks in a unique charity initiative that will raise $100,000 for premier Bulldogs in the Community Partner Camp Quality.
Hasler kicked off the fundraising drive at Friday's Bulldogs Season Launch at Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, and already the tally has rocketed to $70,000 thanks to the input of a host of Bulldogs stakeholders.
Canterbury League Club Chairman Dr George Peponis and his Board of Directors were the first to donate with a contribution of $25,000. This was soon joined by a $35,000 contribution from Bulldogs major sponsor Jaycar, with CEO Gary Johnston only too happy to help out the cause.
In addition, ARLC Chief Executive David Gallop, ANZ Stadium CEO Daryl Kerry, and Rugby League broadcasters Nine and Fox Sports have also agreed to contribute towards the total.
Hasler said when Bulldogs CEO Todd Greenberg first raised the idea; he was quick to get on board.