“It’s its own entity. He hides everything in there. We go hunting, and he hides his decoys in there.” — Ben.

Shear the Beard!

Ben’s friend and teammate Brett Keisel has decided that the time is right to Shear the Beard – and with the help of some top secret celebrity barbers he will do just that on February 24th for the “ultimate Mountain Man make-over”!

Number 99 appeared on the DVE Morning Show today and confirmed that, “it was time for The Diesel to transform back into Brett Keisel.”

Both Brett and WDVE have invited fans to watch the shearing take place at, appropriately enough, the Diesel Club Lounge. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the barber shop will open at 7:00 p.m.

There will be also be live performances by Donnie Iris and The Chris Higbee Project.

The best part….

All proceeds from the event will benefit cancer programs at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC!

“This is something I thought would be a great way to give back to the City of Pittsburgh and show what Pittsburgh means to me. Children’s Hospital has not only helped a lot of people on our team, but it helps Pittsburghers and people from everywhere, every day. It’s a great place that can use some money and I am happy we can help.” — Brett, Steelers.com.

You can get more information and order tickets at the event website.

*Thanks to Trish from Brett-Keisel.com!

February 24th – Event Update: The beard was sheared! You can read about it here.