Women's Soccer to Compete at "Locks of Love" Event

JohnstoneACTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman women's soccer team will compete at the annual Locks of Love charity event at Indiana State University's Memorial Stadium on March 31.

The Fightin' Engineers will square off with St. Joseph's College in the lone match of its non-traditional spring schedule, as permitted by NCAA rules. 

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. Louis.

Rose-Hulman will square off with St. Joseph's at 9:30 a.m. to open the day of activity at Indiana State University's Memorial Stadium. Admission is $5 for the entire day of games, with all proceeds and donations going to benefit Locks of Love.

Rose-Hulman players Rachel Johnstone, Samantha Peters and Rebecca Stevens  have committed to donate hair for the organization, and the team has 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.