Sept. 1, 2011


FAU Base-Bald – Owls show support for Cody Meiers


Florida Atlantic heads into fall with shiny domes.


Coaches, players (including Mike Spano, right) and support staff had their heads shaved to support Cody Meiers, the brother of FAU junior pitcher Jake, who was recently diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that is diagnosed less than 300 times each year in the U.S. Cody attends Palm Beach Central High School.


Geared for Men, a local barber shop, volunteered its time and traveled to campus to clip the Owls.


Head coach John McCormack (left, with Jake Meiers) suggested the idea to the players prior to their return to campus and they were ready to participate.


“It definitely means a lot to my brother,” Jake was quoted as saying. “The team is very supportive of me and my family. It’s awesome. We are just one big family.”


Financial donations for Cody Meiers’ Angel Fund can be made through a Web site at


(photo courtesy of FAU Media Relations Office)