Wolfpack Hosts Wake Forest, St. Baldrick's Day Saturday
March 14, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C. - No. 19 NC State plays host to No. 24 Wake Forest for a three game set this weekend, highlighted by Saturday's St. Baldrick's Day game at 2 p.m.
"Everything came together perfectly to make this game possible," said NC State head coach Elliott Avent. "We're playing Wake Forest on St. Patrick's Day, which has a tie-in with St. Baldrick's, and I knew [Wake Forest head coach] Tom [Walter] and his team would be supportive."
Chase Jones, who is organizing BaseBald events for St. Baldrick's, says the organization supports North Carolina kids with cancer, as well as funding cancer research in the Triangle.
A childhood cancer survivor himself, Jones says the head shaving at the game sends a message of solidarity to kids who've lost their hair during treatment.
"It's hard to be able to put into words what it means for someone to be able to commiserate on the simplest of levels," said Jones. "The hope it instills is immeasurable."