Houston Dynamo, who compete in the Western Conference of Major League Soccer, are hosting their seventh annual Bald is Beautiful head-shaving event, which sees them raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

It is followed, as all good charity events should be, by an old fashioned knees-up in a pub.

The full press release from the Houston Dynamo organisation is here:

HOUSTON (Monday, September 14, 2015) – The Houston Dynamo and Dynamo Charities, presented by Halliburton Charitable Foundation, will host their 2015 Bald is Beautiful head-shaving event on Thursday, September 17th.

The head shaving will be held at 2 p.m. at Dogwood Pub (2403 Bagby St., Houston, 77006). Patients from Houston-area hospitals and stylists from Great Clips will shave the heads of Dynamo players Raul Rodriguez, this year’s leader of Bald is Beautiful and Rob Lovejoy with special appearances from Michael Lisch, Nathan Sturgis, Sheanon Williams, David Horst, and Joe Willis during the Celebrity Pour. Houston Dash players Bianca Henninger, Tiffany McCarty, Brittany Bock, Jordan Jackson and Stephanie Ochs will also be part of the Celebrity Pour, which benefits the Curing Children’s Cancer Fund, Snowdrop Foundation and B.I.G. Love Cancer Care.


Additionally, Bald is Beautiful is part of MLS WORKS’ nationwide support of Childhood Cancer Awareness month. This event also serves as a lead-up to a bigger head-shaving event, to be held during the Houston Dynamo vs. Colorado Rapids game on September 26.

This is the seventh year of Bald is Beautiful, an initiative created to raise money and awareness for children’s cancer research & services. Upon the conclusion of the head-shaving event, a Celebrity Pour with Dynamo and Houston Dash players (full list pending) tending bar will begin starting at 5 p.m. Proceeds from all drink sales and a silent auction will benefit Bald is Beautiful.

Street parking for the head shaving and celebrity pour is available on a first-come, first served basis.

Great Clips is the official salon of Bald is Beautiful. Additional sponsors of the campaign include Pappas Bar-B-Q and The Dogwood.

To learn more about Bald is Beautiful, click here



By Ian Watson


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