GS baseball players shave heads for cancer awareness

The GS men’s baseball team shaved their heads after Saturday’s game against Coastal Carolina. 

Ryan Kostensky

The Georgia Southern baseball team shaved their heads after a win against Coastal Carolina on Saturday as a part of their efforts to raise money and awareness towards childhood cancer.

The Eagles, much like many other collegiate baseball teams, have partnered with Vs. Cancer, as a part of College Baseball Vs. Cancer 2018, which raises money that goes towards the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

So far, GS has raised $4,394 to the foundation, with the ultimate goal of raising $10,000 overall.

As a whole, donations have hit $141,623, and the goal for the season is to reach $500,000.

Georgia Southern RHP, Matt Geiger talked about what this opportunity meant to him and his teammates.

“It’s definitely something we always do.” Geiger said. “It’s good awareness for around the campus, everyone always asks ‘why is everybody shaving their heads?’ It’s good awareness to have everybody know why we do this, it’s not just ‘oh we just shave our heads,’ it’s for a cure and to raise money for our Vs. Cancer pages and have everybody donate as much as they can, whether it’s a penny or a $100, every little bit counts.”

For those interested in donating to the cause, donations can be given at team.curethekids.org.

Ryan Kostensky, The George-Anne Sports Candidate, [email protected]