UHV Players Grow Money for Movember

Janelle Bludau


Updated: 12/02/2013 10:13 pm

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The UHV Men’s Soccer Team is sporting a new look.

‘They make fun of me. They’re not used to seeing me with a mustache,” soccer player Mauricio Malagon said.

“I’ve gotten a few funny looks walking down the street,” soccer player Lewis Edwards said.

But it’s not for charm, it’s for charity.

“We grew out our mustaches for Movember to raise money for prostate cancer,” soccer player Rajan Ghag said.

Movember was a global movement in which men ditched the razors throughout the entire month of November to raised money for men’s health research.

“To show our support for prostate cancer, for men’s cancers and all that. It was a great idea as a team to do it,” Malagon said.

“It’s pretty fun throughout the team to see who grows one, who doesn’t. So it’s a little bit of fun and competition,” Ghag said.

So far the team has raised more than $2200. And sporting a mean ‘stash,’ Rajan is leading the team in donations, and has raised 300 of those dollars.

“I asked my dad for where he works to raise money, and my dad’s friend raised a hundred dollars for me,” Ghag said.

But even though the movement is for men’s health, it’s also a way for the team to have fun off the field.

“Just messing around with the guys, see who grows one, who doesn’t. There’s a few with patches here and there,” Ghag said.

“it’s just good for the boys to have a bit of banter. Raise awareness and hopefully raise a bit of money so it can get cured one day,” Edwards said.

It’s not too late to donate to the team. Log onto the team’s page on the Movember website here, http://us.movember.com/mospace/index/search/page/2?q=uhv+soccer&type=member.

There, click on the player or coach you want to donate to. You have until noon Tuesday to donate. 

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