Shaun White Cuts Famous Red Hair in Goodwill Haircut for Charity

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterDecember 18, 2012

The Flying Tomato, Shaun White, will be far less tomato-y for the time being, and that is a very good thing. 

The famed snowboarder just cut his red hair for a great cause. 

Yahoo! Sports' Grind TV Blog reports that White is far more streamlined currently, thanks to a haircut that will hopefully deliver a child some bout of happiness. 

The report points to Shaun White's Facebook page, where he delivered a status that merely states, "It's only hair Locks of Love."

The link is to a charity organization that, "accepts donations of human hair and money, with the stated intention of making wigs for needy children who have lost their hair due to a medical condition in Canada and the USA."

The noble cause just received quite the spotlight from the famed athlete, who also provided a video of the shearing captured on his GoPro. 

Normally, some guy getting a haircut doesn't mandate a report, but a gold-medal winner taking on a great cause and giving up his prized hair certainly qualifies. 

White stated it perfectly:

I've been thinking about this one for a while, but it's for a good cause, so I'm going to do it. Somebody needs it more than I do.

You can tell from the video that White is pretty attached to his flowing locks because he continues to freak out even after the hair has been lopped off. 

Still, it will grow back, so this short cut is far from permanent. Hopefully, the smile on some anonymous child is far more lasting. 

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