Buccaneers shave heads for charity
JUN 03, 2014 6:45p ET
Hair fell and goodwill was in large supply Tuesday at One Buc Place.
About 40 Tampa Bay Buccaneers players and staff members shaved their heads as part of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation's fifth annual Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge to raise money to fight pediatric cancer and blood disorders.
Among those who took part in the event were defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, defensive end Michael Johnson, quarterback Mike Glennon, kicker Connor Barth and chief operating officer Brian Ford. The Bucs had a goal of raising $20,000 for the cause.
"It's an inspiration to us, because what we do is nothing compared to what they have to do, what they have to fight for," Barth said in a release. "They just want to be normal kids and have a normal life, and we just want to show the support we have for them. We want them to know that it's cool to have no hair."
The Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Lightning have done similar events in the past year. About $270,000 had been raised through the challenge as of Tuesday morning.
For more information about the Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge, please visit pcfcutforacure.org