Condors to hold hairy back contest

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An entry in the Bakersfield Condors' hairiest-back contest is seen in a photo provided by the team.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Bakersfield Condors are "back" at it with another offbeat promotion.

On Friday night, the team is hosting a hairiest-back contest.

Ryan Holt, director of media relations, said Wednesday that the team has already received some submissions.

“We’ve gotten patchy all around the back area, and we’ve gotten some full sweaters," Holt said, “so it should be interesting."

“We thought it was something creative, out of the box, that might get fans interested," said Holt.

For the fans on Friday night, the hairiest back contest is just the beginning.

The team organized the Jersey Off Their Backs promotion. The Condors will auction off their game jerseys, then give the money raised back to charity.

They’re hoping to raise thousands of dollars for the Kern County Cancer Fund.

But, back to the back-hair contest: The man with the hairiest back will receive $75 to Eureka Burger, and four glass tickets to an upcoming game.

Finalists will also get four tickets to Friday’s game.

If you want to enter, submit your photo to or tweet the team @Condors.

Just don’t shave before your photo shoot.