A buzz-cut-a-palooza was held Tuesday night at Treasure Valley Community College in honor of freshman baseball player Cory Holm who was injured during Game 1 of the Chukar World Series.
On Oct. 26, Holm suffered a traumatic neck injury when he went crashing into the right center field wall.
Holm has had extensive surgery and is currently at Saint Alphonsus-Boise in the intensive care unit.
Teammates, family and friends gathered in the TVCC gym to raise money to go toward the Cory Holm Benefit Fund to help with medical costs.
Holm is still unconscious, Ed Aronson, TVCCatletic director, said Tuesday night.
“He’s doing okay, though,”Aronson said. “It’s more positive every day. He’s getting stronger... his lungs and kidneys are working properly.”
Holm is a fighter, Aronson said.
“On behalf of the team, Cory’s a survivor,” Aronson said. “He plays hard and when he puts his mind to it, he’ll battle it.”
Every buzz cut cost $50, which went toward the benefit fund.
Six women from local beauty shops, including Amai Spa in Fruitland, Donna’s Hair Design and Salon Savvy Day Spa in Fruitland, showed their support by cutting the hair of the men and women who wanted to show their support by sporting the same haircut that Holm now has after his surgery.
Along with the haircuts, beanies were being sold tfor $50 each to go toward the fund as well as T-shirts with Holm’s number on the back of it that were selling for $15 each.For updated information, a website has been set up where Holm’s family makes updates on his health. The website is caringbridge.com/visit/coryholm24.