Baseball Cuts Hair for Vs. Cancer Foundation

PHILADELPHIA – Break out the winter hats.

The University of Pennsylvania baseball team, working with the Vs. Cancer Foundation, raised nearly $10,000 in their efforts to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and national childhood cancer research.

The team gathered in their locker room Saturday to shave their heads to fulfill its part in the raising of the funds that will go towards the fight against childhood cancer. Almost 20 players participated, receiving haircuts that will leave them reaching for winter hats until their hair grows back, or the weather warms up.

“Our players really embraced the idea of helping out in the Philadelphia community and directing our funds towards CHOP,” said Head Coach John Yurkow.

“I want to thank everyone who donated to help fight childhood cancer.”

For more information on the baseball team’s efforts, or if you would still like to make a contribution, please visit

The Vs. Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving children’s lives by empowering athletes and communities to fund lifesaving cancer efforts. The foundation was founded in 2012 and had 36 collegiate baseball programs participate in fundraising efforts in 2013. For more information on the Vs. Cancer Foundation, click here.