Well, the results are in. And I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been awarded the honor of The Bearded Idealist‘s 2013 Beard of the Year!
Over the past week, 12 Beard of the Month honorees duked it out for the title of Beard of the Year by raising donations to help Live58 combat human trafficking.
It was a tremendous back-and-forth battle between February 2013 Beard of the Month Tim Bordeaux’s team and Team Larry, with the lead changing hands several times over the last few hours of the campaign.
In the end, thanks to many supporters and generous donors, Team Larry raised $300 and Team Tim raised $270. In total, the competition raised a healthy $805 toward this worthy cause.
Many thanks to Stephen Haggerty (The Bearded Idealist himself and creator of the sweet graphic you see here), for creating the forum and assembling such a quality group of bearded gents. A big shout out to Team Tim for making such a huge contribution and providing a lot of excitement to the finish. And a sincere thank you to all who offered their encouraging words and financial support to this entire campaign.
Finally, I’d like to send special thanks to Ken “The Barba” Hagerman, winner of 2012 Beard of the Year honors, whose victory last year inspired me to join this year’s competition.
I love what Stephen said in his 2013 Beard of the Year Winner post: “Any beard can look good, but it takes a special beard to actually do good.”
Hmm…I wonder what else this beard can do…