Community: Player Beards; Nearly 10K Raised
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We will do our best to keep these pages up-to-date so that you can rate their beards and pledge your favorite players. This will obviously become easier when the team returns to Raleigh and our team photographers are in house.
The 18 players that are confirmed are:
You can find their page by logging onto www.beardathon.com/hurricanes and entering their name into the “Search” box in the upper right hand portion of the page (above “Build a Beard”).
We are very close to eclipsing $10,000 raised for the Kids ‘N Community Foundation. This will be a noticeable milestone to everyone, because once we eclipse this number, our total raised will begin to appear in the bottom right corner box.
As of early this afternoon, we were close to $8,900 raised and nearly 300 Hurricanes beard growers. This is a great total and I would like to personally thank everyone who is growing a beard, or has pledged a beard (or has posted a picture with a fictitious beard).
Fundraising has never been as important as it is right now. The Kids ‘N Community Foundation realized the need of many non-profits this year so we donated to the furthest extent that we felt was possible. That means we need to do some great fundraising over the summer and early fall to have enough money available for our fall grant cycle (fall is usually when we receive our largest amount of requests…and many non-profits are still feeling the economic strains).
The Beard-a-thon has been a GREAT step in a positive direction and I cannot say thank you enough to everyone who is participating.
If you have yet to pledge anyone, have fun with it. Go on your favorite player’s page and pledge them 50 cents for each day they have their beard.
Will you be that upset to make a $30 donation if the Canes are still playing in June?
Finally, I talked to a few Canes fans who were very nervous about their beard mojo after only one game. Folks, remember, overcoming adversity is what makes things memorable. I made a few small tweaks today to my normal routine, but none of those tweaks involved my beard (it withstood the test two years ago…one tweak today was actually wearing my Stanley Cup ring today…something I do not usually do, but it has brought me great memories all day long).