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Mike Lavin reacts when feeling his head after getting it shaved Wednesday at the Hastings Area YMCA. Lavin challenged his employees to donate more than $9,500 to the Y Partners Fund. The employees stepped up, donated more than $11,000, and Lavin lost the bet and his hair.

Bald for a cause

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The challenge was simple.

If staff members at the Hastings Area YMCA could donate more than $9,500 to the Y Partners Program, their boss would shave his head.


Apparently, those staff members thought their boss should have a new hairstyle.

Employees and volunteers donated $11,063 and last week, Mike Lavin lost his hair.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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