I know that several regulars have started their own Beard-A-Thon profiles. Some of us did it as an excuse to give work. Others, as an excuse for girlfriends or wives. But at the end of the day, we're all doing it to help support local youth hockey via Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena. From the Washington Capitals Beard-A-Thon page:
Washington Capitals Charities will be donating all proceeds from the 2011 Beard-A-Thon to Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena. Fort Dupont is the only public indoor ice arena located in Washington, D.C., and the only skating facility in the area that provides free or subsidized skating programs to children. Its Kids On Ice programs provide free figure skating, hockey and speed skating lessons to vulnerable and economically disadvantaged youth who might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn these sports. Lessons learned on the ice, such as teamwork, respect, hard work and discipline, translate to lessons learned in the classroom and beyond. Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena partners with public and private schools, summer camps, churches and local community organizations to promote and deliver its programs to more than 7,000 children per year.
So for those who don't mind sharing, post your profile link below. If readers are so inclined, they are welcome to make a donation. It's all in good fun, and it supports a good cause. But at the end of the playoffs, we only hope our bears turn out as awesome as this one