Zags Against Razors: Success!
Dec. 6, 2016
SPOKANE, Wash.--The Gonzaga student-athlete population collected a total of 1,735 items throughout the month of November as part of the first ever Zags Against Razors initiative. With November already being internationally known as a month dedicated to growing facial hair for cancer awareness, the Zags wanted to add to this in increasing awareness for overall men's health in the Spokane community.
The items collected included razors, shaving cream, body wash, deodorant, and toothbrushes. Many of the Gonzaga men's teams worked together and showed support by growing out facial hair, wearing bracelets, and collecting items from in and around Spokane. Several coaches and staff members joined the cause, growing out facial hair and donating items.
"Although we might be a small athletic department, we are taking a large step towards raising awareness for men's health," said Nick Brooks, a member of the Gonzaga baseball team and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Vice President. "This isn't just a month of not shaving, this is a month that we as student-athletes are there to support those affected by cancer but also our community members unable to purchase health necessities." The Zags are already looking forward to next November and hope to surpass the number of items collected this year.
All items collected for the Zags Against Razors initiative will be donated to Catholic Charities and distributed to those in need.
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