Through the first 14 days of November, the men’s hockey team has raised $1,015 on their Movember.com page, Bobby Mo Bros.
Movember team captain Zach Hervato never thought the team would have raised this much money in less than two weeks. “When I first started the team it was more to raise awareness around the school and the team,” recalled Hervato. “Then I realized all it took was some motivation to put your link out to the public and talk to people at school to get money next thing we know we are getting big donations.”
There are also four new additions to the Bobby Mo Bros team bringing the total to 14 players and their equipment manager, Anthony Gumina.
“I have been on them every day to participate,” admitted Hervato. “More guys are doing it because it goes beyond just sporting a stache, it’s good vibes in the room, and team bonding.”
Ultimately Hervato still wants to get everyone on the team to join the Movember team.
“I thought that we could have everyone participating, we’re not there yet but we’re working on it,” said Hervato. “Keep in mind some guys can’t grow. I try and focus more on the cause aspect, it’s the real deal, prostate cancer, it feels good to give something to a charity. It’s the right thing to do.”
Although the Colonials have raised more money than they expected to they’re not done raising awareness and money for the cause they support. “Now the bar is raised so we’re definitely not stopping” said Hervato.
When they started their Movember page, they did not expect to raise over $1,000 in two weeks. “Simply put it is amazing, we just can’t forget that it’s not just us and the Bobby Mo Bros.” said Hervato. “It is the people who donated, our friends and family are the people who have supported us and helped us. They deserve a shout out on this one along with the boys.”
If you would like to donate to the team, you can go to this link http://us.movember.com/mospace/1187582 and donate to a specific players page, or the entire Bobby Mo Bros team. Either way, the money goes to prostate and other men’s cancer research.