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Cal Poly fraternity brothers shave their hair to raise money for kid battling leukemia

Posted at 6:43 PM, Mar 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-03 01:34:42-05

Some Cal Poly fraternity brothers are shaving their heads to raise money for a 7-year-old boy battling leukemia.

The Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) fraternity has been supporting and raising money for Mateo Cota for three years.

They said they heard of Cota and his battle with cancer because his mother used to work at Cal Poly in the administration department.

Cota is currently going through another round of treatment in Los Angeles, so some of the fraternity brothers decided to shave their heads to show support for him.

“We kind of all got together and decided that it would be a good thing to try and show some support for Mateo, and the whole family,” Philanthropy Chair of ZBT Ben Elisarraraz said. “ I showed some pictures to him and the whole family and they were so amazed. They were really happy, so it was great.”

Nine fraternity members volunteered to shave their heads.

They each set a goal of how much they needed to raise before shaving off their hair, some people pledged to raise up to $500.

The fraternity also held several events to raise money for Cota, including a knocker ball tournament.

They said last year they raised $6,500 and they are well on their way to surpass that this year.

If anyone wants to raise money for Cota, you can click here.