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Friday December 3rd

Letter: The big game was a hair-raiser


This letter publicly concludes UNC Walk for Health’s successful “Let the Fro Grow” campaign in support of North Carolina star players Joel Berry, Isaiah Hicks and Justin Jackson and their sculptured afro dreadlocks hairstyles.

This hair type seems to allow for quicker transmission and reception of electrical and magnetic energy, similar to antennae. By tapping into the divine energy of the universal Creator, we inspired “excellent athletic leadership from Joel, Isaiah, and Justin to bring a national championship back to UNC this April.”

On a more personal note, I am so proud to acknowledge and to have witnessed the amazing development of Isaiah from a shy, reticent, introverted, rather lanky and clumsy eighth grade kid at Northern Granville Middle School in Oxford, N.C. to this highly skilled and coordinated number one recruit and state player of the year. (To watch him) lead Oxford Webb High School to a state championship (with MVP honors) and then watch him hit the game-deciding basket in the NCAA championship in his last college game has truly been one of the highlights of my lifetime.

To all Tar Heel players and coaches: You fulfilled the prophecy — Well done, guys.

William Thorpe

UNC Walk for Health

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