Greensboro, NC-- It wasn't your average pregame warm up for the UNCG baseball team. Haircuts were in order before they hit the diamond.
It's called, "BaseBald". Before the Spartans baseball team laced up the cleats, they shaved their heads. The players will tell you it's a small sacrifice compared to the kid that threw the first pitch of the game.
"A lot of these guys even though they have great hair, decided they were going to go completely bald, it's a little peer pressure as well", said a laughing Chris Richards, the UNCG second baseman.
But one after another, the players sat down to kiss their hair goodbye, all in the name of cancer research.
"I know when they came into the locker room and they told us we were doing it, it was like....alright, this is what I'm going to do", said Richards.
BaseBald founder Chase Jones is a cancer survivor himself. He also used to play collegiate baseball. He was in his freshman at UNC when he was diagnosed.
Jones said, "It's really the easiest way that these guys in season can make such a big impact."
Jones told News 2 that there is just something about baseball players and bad haircuts that have a way of catching on, but at the core, it's about children and cancer.
One six-year-old boy, Khalid Amos watched the team get their heads shaved. Amos is living in remission after being diagnosed with cancer when he was two.
Danielle Cureton, Khalid's mom said, "There's such a need for funding for childhood cancer research."
Cureton remembers feeling helpless. "Broken arms, burns, you know, you can fix that and you can help them when they have a cold but with cancer, all you can do is trust that the doctors know what they're doing."
On Friday, at the UNCG game against Davidson, Khalid threw the first pitch. He had a whole team of bald heads rooting for him.
"That really is the core of what we're trying to do here, to make that next kid's day", added BaseBald founder, Chase Jones.
All of the money raised through the BaseBald Initiative goes to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a charity that raises money for childhood cancer research.
The UNCG baseball team raised over $3,000. They're still accepting donations. Click here to donate: UNCG BaseBald
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