Buffalo (WKBW) The Buffalo Regals are full of players as different as their haircuts. That is, until Sunday morning. Sixteen members of the team went bald, getting their heads buzzed to raise money for Camp Good Days to help out other kids who suffer with cancer.
Despite their youth, the newly trimmed members of the team knew exactly why they were doing it.
"Because they don't have a choice to be bald and I do," Aiden McCarthy said.
"They probably are gonna get really sick and might not live for very long so we are just raising money for them to give them treatment and everything," Cullen added.
Volunteer hair stylists cut, trimmed, and made piles of hair. Smiling faces and bald heads followed, as the culmination of fundraising efforts from a group of dedicated boys. The team's total fundraising was over 10 thousand dollars.
"It's awesome. I think this is something that will stay with them for the rest of their lives too. And hopefully they will continue to give back to their community. Hopefully they will give back to children with cancer. I think it means a lot to them," Lisa Donato of Camp Good Days said.
And while it may be about a new hairdo for these Regals, the amount of good they are doing is an inspiration for parents, coaches, and those being helped.
"So it shows you what a little bit of inspiration, courage, compassion, how far it can go. Kids helping kids, there really isn't anything better than that," Donato added.
"Their hearts are huge. They have given it all. They've taken their hair off, and they are standing in unison with these children," fundraiser organizer Elizabeth McCarthy said.