The Pittsburgh Steelers player who is just as well known for his long locks of hair as he is for his play on the field is getting his first haircut in a decade. Troy Polamalu, the safety who famously insured his hair for $1 million, is going to get a haircut during a Veterans of Foreign Wars event in November.
The VFW Mane Event haircuts will be held on Veterans Day, and Polamalu says he wants to honor those who have served our country. The event will raise money for struggling veterans. "I understand the issues that veterans, and their families, face while serving our country and I am honored to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars Mane Event, encouraging the nation to unite for veterans for a second year," said Polamalu. "By getting my hair cut on Veterans Day, I am showing my commitment to the men and women who served our country…the real heroes."
So far Polamalu hasn't said how much hair he will cut, but it is rumored that he may cut up to 10 inches off his mane. Polamalu is using Twitter to spread word of the event:
— Troy Polamalu (@tpolamalu) September 18, 2013
— Troy Polamalu (@tpolamalu) September 19, 2013
People interested in making donations to The VFW Mane Event can do so through the group's website here. So far, more than $30,000 has been raised. While Polamalu is certainly the most popular person who plans to cut his hair for the VFW, anyone can participate. Participants can sign up through the website and can even challenge their friends to participate using The Dare submission form through Facebook.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars group has more than 2 million members that are dedicated to helping veterans. Some of the ways the VFW helps is by providing scholarships, advocating for veterans, sending CARE packages to deployed troops and providing medical assistance.
Will you join Troy Polamalu and support The VFW Mane Event? Respond below.
— Tracey (@JoAndTrayC) September 20, 2013
— Whitney (@katygoesboom) September 20, 2013