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Switchbacks FC's Daniels cuts flow for charity

Posted at 11:03 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2024-05-02 22:10:57-04

Professional soccer players excel in many areas, but two of their most important skill sets: Great footwork and a great flow.

"I think I have the longest hair, so I got the length; got the curls," Daniels said.

With some time on his hands before returning to the pitch, new Switchbacks FC midfielder Aidan Daniels decided he'd spend his time aiding others.

"Instead of just shaving it like normal, I thought I'd do something good during these difficult times, just to help out here in the Springs and in Colorado in general," Daniels said. "I just thought no better way to raise some money and have some fun with it."

The 5'9 speedster used his head to make a big impact in the community, cutting his long locks to benefit the Children's Hospital Colorado in Colorado Springs.

"Anything helps with a cause like this," Daniels said.

So far, the Toronto native has raised $1,500 and with it a mullet to sport for the next few days. With increases in donations, the 21-year old pledges to great more creative. Next up is a Mohawk, followed by a buzz cut and a a chance to dye his hair blonde if he reaches $5,000.

"It's a far goal but something I can reach for," Daniels said.

A new look for a fresh restart, Daniels had a key assist in Colorado Springs 2-1 win at Oklahoma City to open the season. Now their goal will be to stay a cut above the competition when the squad returns to USL play.

"The team is really excited to get back and keep it going, just need to get back to it," Daniels said.