The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is hosting a new fundraiser as part of “No Shave November," with a slight twist.

The new fundraiser, Save The Beard December, has invited four Boys & Girls Club supporters – Tim Barnes, Sam Ditzfeld, Justin Hubbs, and Bob Wooldridge – to raise $2,500 each by the end of the November. The only catch is if they don’t raise the money, they’ll have to shave their beloved beards.

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“I think our ‘beard-testants’ are all fairly well-known for having facial hair. I know for a few of them their young children have never seen them without a beard, so it gives them a little more incentive to raise the money,” said Communications Director Emily Jarrett.

A press release from BGC,  says the event was created by Boys & Girls Club Board Member Trish Henson. “Save The Beard” is intended to be a light and fun new way to raise money for Club operations, Jarrett added.

“Sedalia has never seen a fundraiser like this, which is mostly taking place on social media,” she said. “Trish was looking for a new way to raise money and awareness for the Club that encouraged people to reach out to their friends and family to give a little for a great cause. I think we’re all excited to see how well our ‘beard-testants’ do and who will raise the money first.”

The Club says that Save The Beard will culminate with a celebration on December 1, at 4:00 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings where the totals will be revealed.

Those who do not raise $2,500, will have their beards shaved at a later date.

To donate to Save The Beard, visit bgckids.com/events/save-the-beard. For more information, call 826-8331.