It’s a tradition that keeps on giving at Carver High School. Students received free haircuts from overflow barber shop to celebrate the life of their former baseball coach.
“He used to cut hair so it was something he loved to do so he just brought it to the school,” says Anson Hundley, Assistant Athletic Director.
It’s been two years since David Pollard was killed in a hit and run car accident, but his legacy continues to live on with his annual “Cuts for Christmas” program.
“It feels good because it’s like a good deed, most people cannot get a haircut,” says Sir’Veon Abdullah, 10th Grader.
Those who knew pollard says he had a strong passion for teaching.
“He taught life as well as academics and he just believed if a young man looked good, he felt good,” says Terry Render, father of David Pollard.
Pollard always knew how to guide students on the right path.
“I had got in trouble one time and he told me to do better and don’t do what other people do, like those who go to jail,” says Trevion Williams, 12th Grader.
Though Pollard is gone, his family and friends continue to keep his memory alive.
“He was just a great friend, a great person, someone I could call on if i needed and he’s very much missed,” says Hundley.