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Bald is Beautiful

This Mother’s Day, some Houston Dynamo fans decided to skip brunch and get their heads shaved for Mom’s special day. But doing that had nothing to do with honoring mothers everywhere (although they’re totally deserving!). It was all about showing support for children with cancer through the annual event, Bald is Beautiful,   sponsored by Dynamo Charities.

Now in its’ sixth year, the Bald is Beautiful campaign seeks to raise money for awareness and research in the effort to find a cure to end childhood cancer by donating money from the event to the Curing Children’s Cancer Fund. All the action happened right before the Houston Dynamo took on Real Salt Lake at BBVA Compass Stadium.

“Dynamo Zone” co-host Jason Simon participated to mark his third time at the event and ended up giving over $600.00. But he wasn’t the only one. Susan Leining, a retired teacher and soccer coach from Santa Fe, Texas, also joined in. Learn more about what inspired her to get involved, below.

In the past, former Dynamo players Mike Chabala and Craig Waibel have spearheaded the event.

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Soccer in the Village

Picking up where it left off last season, Dynamo Zone returns this week on HCCTV. We recorded the first show of the year at the store Soccer 4 All in Rice Village. Soccer 4 All is run by Jen Cooper from the show Keeper Notes on Yahoo Sports Radio 1560.

On Dynamo Zone, I write and record the teases and also do packages, interviews and demonstrations. This week’s show is about the new roster additions to the Houston Dynamo and updates on the National Women’s Soccer League team, the Houston Dash, which is owned and operated by the Dynamo, plus Brendan Keyes – owner and head coach of the Houston Hurricanes stopped by for an interview and English Premier League talk.

The Houston Hurricanes is a semi-professional soccer team that plays in the Texas Premier Soccer League (TPSL). Keyes brought everyone Hurricanes gear including the green and white striped scarf I’m sporting around my neck during my stand-up! Learn more about the Houston Hurricanes here:

You’ll probably see more of Dynamo Zone from Soccer 4 All in the coming weeks. We’re taking a break from recording at BBVA Compass Stadium for now until the season kicks off in March.

See more from Soccer 4 All here:

Pics from the shoot are below!