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Valpo Men's Soccer Shaving Heads to Raise Money for St. Baldrick's Foundation
The Crusaders will be shaving their heads on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)
The Crusaders will be shaving their heads on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)

Monday, March 07, 2011

Members of the Valparaiso University men’s soccer program will be getting their heads shaved for charity this Saturday, Mar. 12 as the program teams up with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

Players and coaches within the Crusader program will be getting their heads shaved on Saturday at B & G Barbershop, located at 53 S. Michigan Ave. in Valparaiso.  Fans are invited to come out to support the team, donate to the cause or even join the team and get their head shaved.  Fans can also donate by visiting www.stbaldricks.org/teams/mypage/teamid/69360 online or by calling assistant coach Jeff Oleck at 219-464-5059 to donate by check.  The Crusaders have set a team goal of raising $4,000.

The St. Baldrick's Foundation currently funds childhood cancer research grants. The Foundation coordinates its signature head-shaving events worldwide, where volunteers get bald to stand in solidarity with kids fighting cancer and raise money to support life-saving childhood cancer research.