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The Spalding University Baseball team shaves their beards for the American Diabetes Association

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It's "No Shave November" for the Spalding University Baseball team. Traditionally a clean shaven bunch, the Spalding University Baseball team decided to grow out the facial hair to bring awareness to the fight against diabetes.

Jeff Gersch, freshman outfielder from Joliet, IL, inspired the event. Jeff complained of dizziness and blurred vision, which resulted in Jeff missing the remainder of fall practice and our SU World Series. After further testing and countless doctor visits, Jeff was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and is currently using a pump system to regulate his insulin levels.

People could go online at and donate with their vote for the best facial hair. The goal was to raise $1000 for the American Diabetes Association.

Today the hair came off.

In one last push to collect more money for the cause, WDRB's Keith Kaiser had a little fun with the boys as the shaving began. Of course, you can't grow out beards without contests like "Who has the better beard?" and "Which beard can hold more toothpicks?"

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