By Erick Smith, A.A., Public Information Officer
California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran
Two California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation employees have gone bald for charity.
Lt. Wayne “Scott” Wadkins and Sgt. Clarence Monroe, with California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran, opted to chop their locks to benefit California Law Enforcement’s Wish Upon a Star.
The duo raised $2,400 for the charitable cause during “Brave Fest 2014,” held Oct. 27 at Visalia Rawhide Ballpark.
Wadkins collected $1,000 while Monroe raised $1,400. Their heads were shaved in front of 250 spectators. The day’s festivities included live music, family and children activities, chili cook-off and beer-and-wine garden.
“The staff who participated deserve our thanks,” said Warden Stu Sherman. “Thank you for donating to such a worthy cause.”
All proceeds are used to grant wishes to children afflicted with high-risk and life-threatening illnesses.
Other participating local law enforcement agencies included Lemore Police Department, Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, Tulare County District Attorney’s Office, Visalia Police Department and Tulare County Fire Department.
The event marks the second time this month CDCR staff sacrificed their hair for charity.
Did you know?
To date, Wish Upon a Star has granted over 1,900 wishes in more than 30 years of service. The organization is strictly funded through donations. The average cost of a child’s wish is $3,500.
Learn more about the organization at www.wishuponastar.org.