|Furman baseball players and coach get their heads shaved Tuesday night
as part of the team's effort to raise funds to fight childhood cancer.
Over the last several years, Furman has ranked near the top among baseball programs throughout the country who participate in the Vs. Cancer fundraising campaign of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, the world's largest nonprofit dedicated to fighting the deadliest childhood cancer.
This year is no different. As of Wednesday afternoon, the Paladins have soared past their goal of $15,000. Furman currently ranks No. 1 in the country with $18,386 raised. Over the years, the Paladins have collected more than $160,000 for Vs. Cancer.
Half of all proceeds go to programs for children with cancer in the Greenville community and half are invested in finding a cure for pediatric brain tumors, which afflict over 28,000 children in the U.S.
A loss to South Carolina after a lengthy rain delay Tuesday didn't sour the mood of the crowd who stuck around afterwards. Smiles and cheers came from the parents and fans who watched team members get their heads shaved by stylists from Great Clips and Paul Mitchell The School.
If you'd like to contribute to Furman's fundraising efforts, click here.