NC police department decides to stop shaving for a month

No shaving in Gastonia Police Department next month.
No shaving in Gastonia Police Department next month.

The Gastonia Police Department outside Charlotte has decided to go bushy during November, with a no-shave policy for the month.

Officers participating in “No-Shave November” are doing so to benefit Special Olympics NC. Officers donate $40 to SONC to participate and are provided a flier about the campaign that they can give to anyone asking about their growing facial hair.

“For many of us, it’s been years since we’ve been able to grow a beard,” said Sgt. Scott Norton, chairman of department’s Special Olympics fund-raising committee. “It’s a fun opportunity and it’s for a great cause.”

The mission of SONC is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities

To donate to SONC in honor of the Gastonia Police Department may do so online at http://sonc.net/give/.