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ST. LUCIE COUNTY -- Sheriff Ken Mascara, Fire Chief Ron Parrish, and Former Councilman Jack Kelly have been growing their hair out for several months all to raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County's Chuck Hill Unit.
On Saturday, March 23 at Tradition Field, Port St. Lucie, after the 1:10 p.m. New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals game, they will be getting their heads shaved.
As part of the club's fundraising efforts, County Administrator Faye Outlaw and Dr. Shamsher Singh were the highest bidders to be the first at getting a swipe of shaving the Sheriff's and Jack Kelly's hair, respectively.
The club will be selling tickets to the BERM section for the March 23 game for $8 with 50 percent of the proceeds going back to the Boys & Girls Club.
In September, the Boys & Girls Club announced that the Chuck Hill Unit was in danger of closing its doors if $150,000 wasn't raised to help fund the Club. It costs the organization $1,000 per child to have them as a member afterschool per year; costs are kept as low as $10 per year for members as many are on free or reduced lunch.
Sheriff Ken Mascara, Fire Chief Ron Parrish, and Jack Kelly agreed to shave their heads if the goal of $150,000 was reached and the club could stay open.
The Chuck Hill Unit opened its doors over a year ago in a response to a neighborhood in need of a youth development program and currently serves 150 members.
The Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the youth of the community.
With 18 locations throughout the county, the Boys & Girls Club programs serve a diverse group of kids age 5-18. To reach the club, call (772) 460-9918 or visit www.bgcofslc.org.
For tickets to the game, call (772) 460-9918.