The University of Alberta Augustana Vikings men’s hockey team has certainly been known for their flowing locks around Campus, the Camrose community, and certainly throughout the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference this season.
Five players are contributing their hair to serve youngsters battling cancer. Official haircuts will happen on Tuesday, March 22 at 12:30 pm in the Augustana Campus Forum, with hair from players Tanner Korchinski, Scott Swiston, Beau Taylor, Kevin Lourens, and Connor McLaughlin going to the 360 Hair organization.
Says Captain, Scott Swiston of the project, “We chose to donate our hair to a Canadian organization based out of Langley B.C., called 360 Hair. They take hair donations and make wigs for cancer patients under 19 years of age. This organization gives valuable support to children during their battle with cancer and do it on a 100% volunteer basis.”
Accompanying the donations of long locks, the Vikings hope to add a generous cash donation to the Kids with Cancer Society. “Just as our hair will be made into wigs to help children through their difficult fight with cancer, this organization helps support children and their families right from the time of diagnosis,” adds Swiston. “This is an amazing cause and we are extremely grateful for any support you can give to these kids.”
Vikings for Cancer project