Wanted posters adorned the walls at Edgar high school, but the dollar amount wasn’t the reward being offered, but rather the amount needed to see your favorite teacher go bald.
Karson Butt and Ty Guden organized the Shave It to Save It fundraiser to raise money for the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Football Game. The game is a charity event that gives all the proceeds to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
“When everyone was brain storming we brought this idea up,” said Butt. “We thought it would be fun to bring it back since we haven’t brought it back in awhile.”
Butt recalled that it was an idea that his cousin used about a decade ago when he was selected to play in the All-Star game.
Yet again the event was a success.
After several members of the faculty agreed to get their heads shaved the donations began and by the time it was time for the haircuts. Butt and Guden had raised around $2500.
So in the Edgar gymnasium, in front of the school, the teachers received perhaps the most meaningful haircut of their lives. There were smiles all around, but none bigger than on the faces of Butt and Guden.
Because for them this effort was more than just charity, for these two… It was personal.
“It means a lot,” said Guden. “My brother was down (at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin) when he was younger, so I know i’ve had experience with it and if families are in need i’m happy to help.”
“It feels good,” said Butt. “My cousin and my brother were actually down in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, so just knowing that you’re helping someone in need when they need it… anytime you can do that, it’s a good day.”