Baseball team raises money, loses hair for cancer fight

From staff reportsAugust 25, 2013 

The West Raleigh Bees raised more than $8,500 and shaved their heads in support of Vs. Cancer Foundation’s fight against childhood cancerts. In the front row, from left, are Tucker Harland, Cade Earl, Tanner Ferguson and James Ciancerelli. In the second row, from left, are Nick Lee, Nathaniel Roller, Burke Lancaster and Dominic Savino, and Brady Nathison, Zach Rubin, Carter Devereaux, Joey LaMattina and Jaxon Sellers are in the third row. Behind them are the team’s coaches and, at left, Chase Jones, founder of the Vs. Cancer Foundation.

COURTESY OF BETH NATHISON

Members of the Bees, a team within the West Raleigh Baseball Association, gained money and lost hair to support the fight against childhood cancer.

The team asked for pledges with a goal of raising $2,000, but ended up taking in more than $8,500 for the Vs. Cancer Foundation. All 13 players, ages 6 to 8, and the team’s coaches also signed up to get their heads shaved in a symbol of support for Vs.’s work.

The Bees players are James Ciancerelli, Carter Devereaux, Cade Earl, Tanner Ferguson, Tucker Harland, Joey LaMattina, Burke Lancaster, Nick Lee, Brady Nathison, Nathaniel Roller, Zach Rubin, Dominic Savino and Jaxon Sellers.

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