Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters revealed that he grew out his hair during the hiatus from baseball in order to donate it a Michigan charity.
If you look at the picture above, you’ll notice that Tony Wolters‘ hair grew quite a bit while the Colorado Rockies and the rest of Major League Baseball were waiting to return to the field following the stoppage of spring training caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As it turns out, the Colorado catcher had a plan for his fashion statement.
In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon, Wolters revealed he had grown his hair out to seven inches with the goal of donating it to Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan. The charity states as its top goal, “…to provide a wig to any Michigan child or teen in need.”
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According to the site, everything is done free of charge to help children who are facing the loss of their hair due to medical conditions.
"“We fit children with custom wigs at no charge and teach their families how to care for them. In addition, we provide support services (classes, social activities, field trips and counseling) to help our kids heal emotionally, socially & psychologically. Through the kindness and generosity of the community, we are able to provide these services at no charge to the children and their families,” the site says."
With that in mind, Wolters donated his locks to help the charity succeed in their mission. You can see the process and result in the tweet below.
Wolters said the idea to help was born out of the pandemic. While many of us were griping about being unable to get a haircut, Wolters decided to make the most of it.
“Well, I started growing my hair out at the real spring training,” Wolters told us in an exclusive chat. “Then, when COVID shut us down, my wife and I came up with the idea to just grow my hair out for charity. Then we did research to see all the different organizations, and found Wigs 4 Kids.”
This isn’t the first time that Wolters has found a way to give back. He wrote notes of encouragement to teachers and frontline workers in early May and has also been active with the Miracle League of Arizona. That interaction produced a memorable moment in Scottsdale just before spring training was halted.
In a time where we’re all looking for some good news to brighten our day, kudos to Wolters for continuing to find ways to impact the lives of children.