Who Needs Hair? Gronk Shaves His Head for Buzz Off to Benefit Kids With Cancer

Who Needs Hair? Gronk Shaves His Head for Buzz Off to Benefit Kids With Cancer

Gronk spent his Sunday at Gillette Stadium like he has so many times before … not playing football but getting his head shaved for his favorite charity, One Mission Buzz Off for Kids With Cancer.

While we all agree that Rob has a great head of hair -- and does look a little creepy bald -- no one can argue that taking to the clippers to help kids with cancer is a very worthy cause.

Rob posted the before and after pics on Instagram, showing off his new look.


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"I’ll be so much faster now! Thanks @buzzforkids for the fresh new summer cut! Great day with the kids,” he wrote.

After a birthday trip to Jamaica, Rob’s hair was looking particularly sun-kissed before he shaved it off.

"Feeling good," Gronkowski said, according to Boston25News. "I got a new haircut, grew it out for like two months. It turned super blonde the last two months, too. The blondest it's ever been. It was looking smooth, but I always love cutting it off, always love buzzing it off." 

This marks the ninth straight year that Gronk has joined in the event – dragging all his bros, Papa Gronk and Goon along in past years. "It's always important to see what these kids are going through, what they're battling through. Just to be the guy leading by example out here to the kids, to show to come out to support the kids and what they're going through, it's just an unbelievable cause."

Always careful not so overspend, the event is also "a free haircut, too” he joked. "It's just awesome. It's so awesome to see all these kids, with what they're going through, to see a smile on their face, to see their friends, see their families. It's just a good atmosphere."

Rob also gave good news to any Pats fans wondering how he’s spending the next few weeks.

"We've got mandatory minicamp this week. So I'll be there this week. I'll be full go. I'm looking forward to it. Can't wait to get back to work. I'm excited," he told reporters.

Proceeds from the Buzz Off event help to fund One Mission programs at Boston Children's Hospital, The Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the Tomorrow Fund Clinic at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.

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