A sixth grader from Arkansas won a national mullet championship and announced he would donate the money to foster home organizations to help children find homes. Allan Baltz. (Courtesy of Kids Mullet Championship)

Sixth grader wins mullet championship and plans to donate winnings to foster care

Misty Severi October 15, 05:35 PM October 15, 05:35 PM

A sixth grader from Arkansas won a national mullet championship and announced he would donate the money to foster home organizations to help children find homes.

Allan Baltz, a 12-year-old who won the contest with 25,178 votes in the children’s division of the USA Mullet Championship, said he was in foster care until 2015, when he and his twin sister were adopted. He received $2,500 as his prize.

“I know I’m one of the really lucky ones because I have a great mom and dad who adopted me, and I really want to be able to help other kids who are looking for forever homes,” Baltz said, according to the Jonesboro Sun. “This money will really help people who are working with foster kids.”

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His mother said the family was proud of him even if he did not win the main prize.

“Our hearts have certainly been warmed by the dozens of people who have shared our story and helped our pursuit of this tremendous cause,” Lesli Baltz said.

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During the pandemic last year, Lesli Baltz said they wanted to try and make memories with a few different hairstyles.

“We were trying to find ways to make funny memories during quarantine,” she said. “We were going to do a mullet, a Mohawk, and then a rat tail and shave it all off before he went back to school in August. But he loved the mullet and refused to let us cut it off.”

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The prize money will go to two state-level foster care organizations called Together We Foster and Project Zero.

Project Zero helps place children in the foster care system to find homes with families. Together We Foster donates diapers and clothing and teaches classes for foster families.

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