September 10, 2007 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Mississippi RiverKings
SOUTHAVEN, MS --- The RiverKings and Wilson Perry Salon and Day Spa are teaming up to help sick children at Le Bonheur Children\'s Medical Hospital and Locks of Love wig donation services.
"We are so excited to partner with the RiverKings and support Locks of Love," said Amber Perry, Co-Owner of Wilson Perry Salon and Day Spa. "Supporting Locks of Love is a great way for us to improve the quality of life for kids affected by medical hair loss."
Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to children under the age of 18 who face a financial disadvantage and are suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Donors help the organization in its mission to renew a sense of self-esteem, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss. Hairpieces provided by Locks of Love are made from donated hair.
"On November 9, 2007, as the RiverKings face off against the Oklahoma City Blazers, three RiverKings fans will donate their hair to Locks of Love, from center ice," said Nikki Thomas, Account Executive with the RiverKings. "These three women have each grown their hair for the specific purpose of donating their locks to Locks of Love."
Locks of Love requires at least 10 inches of hair to be donated. Hair cannot be bleached, but color treated or permed hair is accepted and appreciated.
Wilson Perry Salon and Day Spa supports Locks of Love when possible as requested by the donating individual. This event will encompass more than just the few select fans accomplishing a charitable goal; however, as Wilson Perry will also have stylists on the concourse to cut hair for the additional RiverKings fans who would like to donate. Chair massages, courtesy of Wilson Perry Salon and Day Spa, will also be made available to RiverKings fans. And for those who might not have ten inches of hair to donate, haircut and style will be made available following the game by one of the Wilson Perry professional stylists at a discounted rate.
"This is going to be a major event," said Perry enthusiastically. "Our stylists are excited to attend the game. But we are also happy to offer a small piece of our full service salon services to the fans in attendance."
RiverKings fans can do their part in supporting Locks of Love by deciding to donate their hair for this wonderful cause. Fans who wish to donate their hair at the RiverKings Locks of Love game should call the RiverKings office to register. Those registered to donate will be provided a ticket to the RiverKings game free of charge.
The RiverKings also want to help Le Bonheur, a non-profit children\'s hospital who last year saw more than 137,000 children - 70,000 of whom were admitted through visits to the pediatric emergency room - and who perform most of the surgeries for St. Jude Children\'s Research Hospital, including all of the research giant\'s brain tumor operations.
"Wilson Perry has really pulled together everything they can to partner with us on this fantastic event," said Thomas. "The salon will also be selling tickets to the RiverKings game as a fundraiser for Le Bonheur Children\'s Medical Hospital. For $15 anyone can get a ticket to the RiverKings match-up; $6 of each pre-ordered ticket for this night will be donated by the RiverKings to Le Bonheur Children\'s Medical Hospital."
"Partnering with the RiverKings on this event is a heartfelt, good thing to do," explained Perry.
To get involved, stop into Wilson Perry Salon and Day Spa (5960 Getwell Road, Suites 101-103, Southaven, MS) or call Nikki Thomas at 662.470.2159 to purchase your $15 tickets, donating $6 to Le Bonheur Children\'s Medical Hospital. Mark this special day on your calendar now and be a part of the fun!
For more information on Locks of Love please visit www.locksoflove.org or call toll free 1-888-896-1588. For additional information on Le Bonheur Children\'s Medical Hospital visit www.lebonheur.org.