BALTIMORE – When the razors were turned off and the last of the hair hit the tarp, the UMBC baseball team had surpassed its goal, raising over $1,500 for the Vs. Cancer Foundation.
"We want to thank the Vs. Cancer Foundation and everyone who donated to our cause," said head coach Bob Mumma. "I'm proud of our team that we blew past our goal and that the money is going to a great cause, with half of it staying here in Baltimore at Hopkins (Children's Center)."
On Sunday afternoon, following the team's series with Stony Brook at Alumni Field, first baseman Anthony Gatto and third baseman Mark Esposito put down their gloves and picked up razors to shave their teammates' heads, as a sign of support for those fighting cancer. In all, over 20 of their teammates sat down in the make-shift barber's chairs for the haircut.
Prior to the 2013 season, the team had set a goal of raising $1,000 for the cause. The Vs. Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving kids' lives by empowering athletes and communities to fund lifesaving childhood cancer efforts.
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