The 2009 RIA Beard Off for Toys for Tots

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

The 2009 RIA Beard Off for Toys for Tots

The 2009 RIA Beard Off for Toys for Tots

Welcome to the first ever RIA Beard Off! This is a charity event for members of the RIA community to grow beards and raise money for Marine Toys for Tots Foundation! Let's grow beards and support each other. We're so busy making things move on the web, nobody cares what we look like anway. Let's do this and help the Marines get less fortunate kids some toys this holiday season!

- @chuckstar


Beard Off contestants must donate $50 to compete. Enter between Monday, 11/23 and Friday, 11/27. Upon donation and by 10am EST Friday 11/27, update your Twitter avatar with a CURRENT & COMPLETELY CLEAN SHAVEN photo of yourself. Tweet "I'm raising money for Toys for Tots > @RIABeardOff ".

You must update your avatar at least twice between then and 12/14, showing your beard growth. However, you can update your avatar daily if you wish. I will capture avatars frequently to update our beard growth progress on this page. For tips on growing a beard, read:


Starting Friday 11/27, if you're not 'bearding', make a donation of between $10 and $50 by clicking the "Give Now" button above. In your comments, mention the twitter id of the 'bearder' you think will grow the fullest, thickest, most grizzly beard over the course of the contest.


The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.



11/23 - Monday - Bearder registration starts
11/27 - Friday  - Bearder registration ends, Open donations start!
11/30 - Monday - First of many, frequent beader snapshots posted!

12/14 - Monday - Last Bearder update posted!
12/15 - Tuesday - Bearding ends. Bearders can shave & move on with their lives.

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The 2009 RIA Beard Off for Toys for Tots
The RIA Bearders, last updated 11/26