April 30, 2013
The entire Siena baseball team - veteran head coach Tony Rossi included - will have their heads shaved following Sunday's 12 p.m. game against Canisius at Siena Field. The team is hoping to raise $5,000 for childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
"This is a project we've been working on since the start of the fall season, and it's something we're really looking forward to," Rossi said. "We've had a lot of people step up already, and that's the key. When this weekend is over, we will have raised a lot of money for a great cause."
Rumors Inc./Rumors IV Men will provide stylists to assist in the fundraiser. The head shaving is expected to take place Sunday from 3-5 p.m. depending on when the game ends.
As of Tuesday, the Saints had already raised over $4,400. Donations will be collected throughout the weekend series, and on-line throughout the week.
St. Baldrick's began as a head-shaving event and continues to be the signature event of the Foundation. "Shavees" ask friends and family to make donations "on their head" and in return, they attend one of thousands of volunteer-organized events around the world where they have their heads shaved in solidarity with kids fighting cancer.
Since 2000 more than 230,000 "Shavees" have shaved their heads at 5,500 events, raising critical funds for childhood cancer research.