'Cats Going Bald For A Good Cause

For the third-consecutive year, Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald and his Wildcat football team will shave their head for a great cause.

The Wildcats will shave their heads for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, an organization that provides funds to fight childhood cancer.

"We decided that we wanted to embrace as a coaching staff and as a family, an organization that tries to help young people in a terrible situation," said NU head coach Pat Fitzgerald. "We're trying to support those young people by shaving our heads."

The event will take place on Wednesday, March 9th, at Jay's Barber Shop in downtown Evanston. In the past, the entire Northwestern coaching staff has taken part in this event.

This will be the third time that the Wildcats have taken part in this great event, something which the football program began with in 2009. Fitzgerald wanted to be a part of it, and gave his players the option of participating, something which many do take part in.

This is just one of many community outreach programs that the Northwestern football program takes part in throughout the year. Among those, the Wildcats have hosted the St. Baldrick's kids for a football game and autograph signing.

"We embrace and try to give back to a lot or organizations," said Fitzgerald. "We try to have an impact on young people that have embrace our program."

Giving back to the St. Baldrick's Foundation is something that is very important to Fitzgerald and the football program, because as the head coach knows, as cancer is something that affects everybody.

"We've had some people very close to our football program that are going through a battle with cancer," said Fitzgerald. "Cancer is terrible for anyone, but especially little kids."

For more information on how you can help the St. Baldrick's Foundation, go to www.stbaldricks.org.

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