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Oakland NFL Star Offers Up Free Haircuts For Local Kids With Good Grades

Kids with a 3.0 or better will be looking sharp in this Oakland neighborhood

Enticing kids to anything with the promise of a free haircut sounds ineffective unless the offer comes from star NFL running back Marshawn Lynch.


A sign outside the player’s Beast Mode retail store offered free haircuts with the presentation of a report card. The sign doesn’t disclose the threshold for good grades but this piece states kids need to hit a 3.0 or better to qualify.

Though he made a name for himself and his Beast Mode persona in Seattle, Lynch has always pledged his allegiance to his hometown of Oakland, participating in a wide variety of outreach efforts including this neighborhood bike ride we covered last month.

Lynch already has neighborhood kids studying, looking sharp, and staying active. Not a bad guy for a guy who hasn’t yet played a down for the Raiders.