Trinity Western Spartans' Sophie Carpentier is cutting off her pony tail on Saturday (Feb. 6) night at the Langley Events Centre. She has raised $1,250 for the Canadian Cancer Society and will donate her hair to Locks for Love.

Spartans star getting cut

Trinity Western women's volleyball player set to cut trademark pony tail for a good cause

How much is a pony tail worth?

That is what Trinity Western Spartans women’s volleyball player Sophie Carpentier wants to know.

The fourth-year outside hitter will be cutting off her pony tail between the second and third sets of the Spartans men’s volleyball game on Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre.

Carpentier and her teammates — the top-ranked team in the country — play at 5 p.m. with the men’s game set to follow at 7 p.m.

Carpentier is doing this in support of a close friend who is battling cancer. The money raised will go to the Canadian Cancer Society while the hair will go to Locks of Love.

“For those of you who don’t know me at all, you’ve probably noticed I have very long hair for a large portion of my life,” she wrote on her GoFundMe page.

“My hair is part of my identity and I didn’t think I would be cutting it any time soon. I never thought I would have the courage to do this, but when I was recently shown a picture of a very close friend going through treatment, I looked at my hair and it lost all the value I had poured into it.

“I looked at that picture of my beautiful friend, with no hair. She was gorgeous just as she was.”

As of Thursday morning, she has raised $1,250.

 

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