BC NBA star Kelly Olynyk donates his hair to charity

May 7 2018, 6:01 pm

Fresh off the best season of his NBA career, Kelly Olynyk hasn’t forgotten about the little people in his life.

Olynyk left the Boston Celtics as a free agent last summer, signing a four-year, $50 million contract with the Miami Heat. With Miami’s season coming to an end in the first round of the NBA playoffs, the 7-foot Kamloops had time to make a visit to Boston, a city he called home for four seasons.

He was there to donate his hair to Wigs for Kids, a charity that provides wigs to children that have lost their hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, burns, and other medical issues.

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He had lots of hair to give.

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Image: Kelly Olynyk / Instagram

“Inspired by some of the amazing kids I’ve met over the years at the Boston’s Children’s Hospital, Holtz Children’s Hospital, and elsewhere, I am donating my hair to @wigs.for.kids,” Olynyk wrote on his personal Instagram page. 

Thank you Chrissy for helping me help someone else! #ShesTheOnlyOneWhoHasEverCutMyHair #ManBunMagic.”

The 27-year-old took a step forward in his career this season, starting 22 of 76 games with Miami, and averaging a career-high 11.5 points per game.

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