A lot of athletes get made fun of for having long hair. Just ask Tom Brady. It’s something we simply enjoy ripping on people for and can make them an easy target at times — especially when they get dragged down by it. That makes it easy to forget that some of them are doing it for a great cause, like Colts punter Pat McAfee. According to the Indianapolis Star, McAfee recently chopped off the long locks that he had been growing since 2009 and donated them to aid cancer patients.
“Woooo…donated the hair baby,” McAfee wrote on his Twitter account Tuesday.
He donated approximately 12 inches of his hair to Locks of Love, which is a nonprofit organization that makes hairpieces for children who are undergoing cancer treatment and can’t afford them. Here is a video of McAfee getting his hair chopped off for charity, courtesy of WTHR in Indianapolis:
“I have a lot of people in my family and close friends that have been affected by cancer,” McAfee explained earlier in the year. “I think it’s a horrible thing. One of the worst things about it is the physical appearance. People get embarrassed a little bit. The wig is something that helps. Anything you can do to help, why not?”
Why not, indeed. When you read stories like this, it kind of makes you wonder why all of us sports bloggers don’t grow out our hair and donated it to Locks of Love. It’s only hair, and most of us don’t exactly have to look clean-cut in the workplace.Google+