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Football Players Grow Hair, Then Cut it for Charity

After joking about some players on the team who have longer hair, they decided as a team do something good with it.


On Tuesday, the Davenport Bulldogs' locker room was transformed into a make-shift barber shop. Nine members of the Davenport High School football team took turns getting inches of their hair chopped off by one of the player's mothers, all for a good cause.

The players had been growing out their hair since April (some even longer) in order to donate it to "Children with Hair Loss," an organization that gives human hair replacements, at no cost, to children who need them.

Davenport HS is a small school in Davenport, OK and there are currently 30 young men who play for the Bulldogs. While more players wanted to contribute to the charity, only nine reached the 8-inch requirement for donations. One player told KOCO-5 that growing their hair out together has been a bonding experience for the team. Some players, to the dismay of their mothers, hadn't had a trim in years.

Some of the guys admitted to having second thoughts as the day for the cuts approached, but they were happy knowing they'd be helping others.

"I haven't cut mine in forever, but this is definitely worth it," senior Cal Harelson told the Oklahoman.

After each haircut, the strands were gathered into plastic bags and packaged in a yellow envelope to be sent off to Children with Hair Loss.

When the organization received the donation, they shared a post to Facebook thanking the players for their generous contribution.

(Source: Children With Hair Loss Facebook )

We think the players look great with their new short hairdos - and the fact that they're helping others makes it even more sweet.

For information on how you can make a donation to Children with Hair Loss, click here.

(Source: images Kim Hobill Facebook)

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