Winthrop Baseball Team Participates In “No-Shave November” For Cancer Research

Posted November 7, 2013 7:56 am | Filed under Sports, Winthrop Athletics

ROCK HILL, SC–The Winthrop baseball team is beginning to look a bit like the World Champion Boston Red Sox as they are letting their facial hair grow in support of the “No-Shave November” effort to raise money to help in the fight against cancer.

“This is our second year participating in No-Shave November,” said Winthrop head coach Tom Riginos. “This world-wide effort is a great way to support the American Cancer Society, grow awareness of cancer, and help raise money to fight this terrible disease,” he said. Winthrop junior third baseman Chad Smith of Rock Hill said, “We are donating ourselves and are actively seeking and accepting donations. Any donation would be greatly appreciated and the players would love to have your support.”

Donations can be made in person to members of the team and coaching staff, or can be mailed to the attention of: Coach Tom Riginos, Winthrop Athletics, 1162 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill, SC 29733. Checks should be made payable to the American Cancer Society. For more information, call the baseball office at 803-323-2129 ext. 6235. Donations can also be made online by visiting the following web site:

No-Shave November was started in 2009 on Facebook with just under 50 participants. Today, thousands of people across the globe join the fight against cancer by putting down their razors for the month of November. The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. People are asked to donate the money they usually spend on shaving and grooming for a month to educate others about cancer prevention, help save lives, and aid those who are fighting the battle.