As far as fundraisers go, this one was off the scale for its distinctiveness. In 2008, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida raffled off a special edition Porsche Cayman, one of 777 produced worldwide.

Their most recent benefit rivals and arguably tops it.

New Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes live on MLB Network Friday night cut off his signature dreadlocks to comply with the club's keep-it-tight hair policy. Rather than sulk about his first trim since 2007, Reyes used the opportunity to make a difference.

"It's a little bit emotional because I've spent three years with this hair, but at the same time I understand this is a rule of my new team, the Miami Marlins," said Reyes, before sitting in the barber chair. "I'm a team player, so I have to cut it off. It's for a good cause, too."