White Sox Infielder Tim Anderson Hosts 'Cuts For Kids' Back-To-School Haircut Event

Mike Krauser
August 31, 2018 - 1:46 pm

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson spent some time Friday at a Bronzeville barber shop, where he was treating 100 kids to free back-to-school haircuts and school supplies. 

Anderson met with kids in the Becoming a Man program at Success Barber Shop near 39th and King Drive, where they were talking sports, music, video games and movies. 

He said he was giving away 100 haircuts because “it’s easy.” 

Anderson said he knows kids look up to him and he can be a role model. And he’s not so far removed from being a kid going back to school, himself, remembering that he always wanted a nice pair of sneakers and a fresh haircut before going back to school. 

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One of the kids, Demetrius Trice, said he thought it was wonderful seeing Anderson give back, which, he said, he’ll do one day when he’s successful. 

"I think it's wonderful. It's always nice to give back to the community because one day I will want to do it myself when I get older and have a successful job," Trice said.

The students also received backpacks and school supplies.