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St. Baldrick's @ ARMS 2021


Warriors Community,


This year Alston Ridge Middle School is participating in St. Baldricks again. If you are unfamiliar with St. Baldricks, it is an organization that raises money (and awareness) to fight childhood cancer.  For more information check out  Additionally, here is a great video to watch with your child(ren) about St. Baldricks.  Fifteen years ago a group of teachers formed Team TACKLE (Teachers Against Cancer Killing Little Educatees).  The team went several months without haircuts, raised money, and then went downtown to have their heads shaved.  Team TACKLE has raised $195,000 in its existence.


This year Alston Ridge Middle School will be collaborating with other WCPSS schools around the county to grow the team and have some friendly competition for a good cause.  Personally, this will be my 7th year as a member of Team TACKLE.  In our inaugural year at ARMS last year we had two additional Warriors participate (7th grade Science teacher Mr. Chris Moore and student Ryan Muchnick) and countless staff members joined us to support the event.  We are still working out the details of how we can create a virtual event for 2021 and can't wait to return to downtown Raleigh in 2022.


There are several ways you and/or your child can become involved:


  1. Have your child be a shavee!  He or she can grow his or her hair out over the next two months, raise money, and then shave their head.  This will look different from past years as there will not be a shaving event.  When students sign-up to become a shavee, I will be sure to provide information on how things will work this year.  Click here for your child to be a shavee.
  2. Donate.  You can give to Team TACKLE members or you can donate to your favorite teacher or possibly principal to help them reach their goal.  Click here to donate to the team or an individual team member.
  3. Promote St. Baldricks and Team TACKLE by purchasing a t-shirt.   100% of the proceeds go directly to Team TACKLE.  Click here to purchase a t-shirt.


Please do not hesitate to contact me at with any questions.

Thank you all in advance for your support of this amazing cause!  Go Team TACKLE!