Summarized by Eileen Bell
BYU prof bleaches his hair after class raises $18,000 for charity
Excite News (Daily Universe) 9Dec99 P2
By Emily Smurthwaite: The Daily Universe
BYU professor Brett Latimer is sporting a new look these days... at least
until his hair grows back in. Brother Latimer teaches American Heritage.
For the past seven years, professors in the course have challenged
students to donate time or money to the "Sub for Santa" program. Each
year, one professor motivates the students by offering to carry out an
unusual stunt if the classes hit a predetermined goal.
This year the goal was $16,500. The bet was that Latimer would bleach
his hair if the students came up with the cash. Well... they raised over
$18 thousand dollars. As Latimer took off a big brimmed hat for his
unveiling, he said, "I'm not sure what looks more stupid, the hat, or
what's underneath it."
He actually came off easy though... past years have seen one professor
dance in a pink tutu... another shave his head and kiss a pig. Money
raised by this year's students will help 45 families this Christmas
season. Any balance will go to an international relief fund.