Players from Bethesda’s three public high school baseball teams will shave their heads in support of cancer research later this month.
It’s part of the 1st Annual St. Baldrick’s Battle of Bethesda Tournament, set for Sunday, March 24 and Monday, March 25, in which the baseball teams from Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Walter Johnson and Walt Whitman High Schools will take part.
St. Baldrick’s is a child cancer research foundation that raises money through pledges made for people who get their heads shaved, a show of solidarity with cancer victims.
Donations and pledges can be made using this form. Players will get their heads shaved at the Tournament Kick-Off event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 24 at Tommy Joe’s (4714 Montgomery Lane). The event will include a buffet for $20 and 20 percent of the proceeds will go to St. Baldrick’s.
Then, on March 25 at B-CC, the teams will play each other in a one-day spring break tournament with three games starting at 9 a.m.
Pledges can also be made per hits and runs in the tournament, as well as per strikeouts and the number of players on each team who sport shaved heads. The team that raises the most money will be crowned champion in April.