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FAU Baseball Comes Together to Support Palm Beach Teen’s Cancer Battle

Boca Raton, FL – Teamwork was on full display for the Florida Atlantic University baseball team as coaches, players and support staff shaved their heads in support of a local teen’s battle with cancer. The event hit home more considering the teen was a brother of one of the players.

Cody Meiers, brother of junior pitcher Jake, was recently diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that’s diagnosed less than 300 times annually in the United States. Cody is a student at Palm Beach Central High School.

A local barber shop Geared For Men volunteered their time and came to campus to give hair cuts.

All parties involved were satisfied with the turnout.

“Awesome turnout today as the guys really stepped up to come through for a good cause,” said John McCormack, FAU’s head baseball coach. “Some of the guys did lose a lot of hair while others did not have a lot of hair to begin with but joined in.”

“The guys were very eager to be one of the first ones to participate,” said Jake Meiers.

The baseball team did not hesitate when the idea was suggested by McCormack.

“As school got closer shaving their heads was an idea that the guys wanted to do after I posed it to them and we were able to make it happen,” noted McCormack. Wednesday’s event brought a lot of smiles to the Meiers family.

“It definitely means a lot to my brother. When he first walked in he got a huge smile and it hasn’t left,” said Jake Meiers. “The team is very supportive of me and my family. It’s awesome. We are just one big family.”

“His family will go home knowing that we care about them,” said McCormack.

Financial donations to support Cody Meiers’ Angel Fund will be accepted through a web site created for the cause in

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