Miners go bald to raise money for children’s cancer research
02/21/2018, 5:15pm MST
By Tricia Luna // UTEP Hockey Club
UTEP joins EPHA and El Paso Rhinos for good cause.
El Paso, TEXAS – For the third year in a row, the Miners will join the Rhinos and shave their heads in support of children fighting cancer. Since 2011, the El Paso Hockey Association has made the St. Baldrick’s head shaving event a tradition. Last year in total the event raised over $7,026. This year the Miners hope to help raise more money this year.
This Saturday, February 24th marks the 8th Annual Head Shaving Event. Following, the El Paso Rhinos vs Dallas Snipers game the heading shaving will begin.
Miners Alek Lazarski, Dominic Foggia, Josh Baeza and Head Coach Tom Herman will join the Rhinos and shave their heads to raise money. Each players head will be up for bid for fans to take the first swipe. All proceeds will go towards the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
This will be Coach Herman's 8th year shaving his head and serves as lead organizer of the event. "It’s been a great event for the Rhinos, El Paso Hockey Association, Miners Hockey Club and all of El Paso. For 8 years now it is something we look forward to a the rink. It brings the hockey community together for a great cause," comments Coach Herman about hosting the event.
As a former Rhino, Alek Lazarski is no stranger to the annual St. Baldrick's Head Shaving Event. A tradition that he continues now as a Miner. "I signed up because it's for a good cause and while cancers awful for everyone, helping pediatric cases specifically is awesome," comments Lazarski on shaving his head.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation hosted their first head shaving event in Manhattan in 2000 with the idea of shaving heads to raise money for the Children’s Oncology Group. Since 2005, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has raised $232 million in research grant funding.
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For more information about the 8th Annual Head Shaving Event, visit elpasorhinos.com