TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The
Rose-Hulman women's soccer team competed at the annual Locks of
Love charity event at Indiana State University's Memorial
Stadium on March 31.
NCAA Division II St. Joseph's College earned a narrow 2-1
in the first contest of the Locks of Love event.
The event includes eight total teams and will be
hosted by Indiana State University. Other competing teams
include Indiana State, Ball State, IPFW, IUPUI, Purdue, St.
Rachel Johnstone scored the lone goal on the day for the Fightin'
Engineers. Johnstone joined teammates
Samantha Peters and Rebecca
Stevens (pictured) in donating hair for the
organization, and the team also led a campus wide fundraiser
to raise funds.
The Locks of Love organization, which began operation in 1998,
provides the prostheses to children, ages 6-21, every 18 months for
a total of up to 10 hairpieces. These hairpieces require between
6-10 ponytails and take approximately 4-6 months to manufacture.
Thousands of bundles of donated hair arrive as a result of the
national publicity that Locks of Love receives in newspapers,
magazines, television programs and other events. Monetary donations
to Locks of Love are tax deductible.