Montana Challenges Vermont To Beard Contest For Charity

It’s time for your awesome beard to stop catching crumbs and start making some dough for Charity!  The Vermont Make A Wish foundation recently held a “Turn Your Whiskers Into Wishes” contest to raise money .  While their beards were “ok for an Eastern state” according to Doug Koester, the CEO of Make A Wish Montana, he thinks Montana has them beat (and so do we).


Make-A-Wish Montana challenges Vermont to a Beard Contest and Vermont Accepts Challenge in a video response from the original Most Interesting Man in the World, Jonathan Goldsmith


Last year over 100 Vermonters took part in a contest to find the best beard in Vermont. Dubbed The First annual Vermont Beardies, the contest raised nearly $30,000 for Make-A-Wish Vermont, enough to grant three wishes for Vermont children facing critical illnesses.

Make-A-Wish Montana has set out to back up their challenge with their own contest at

In response to Montana’s challenge, Make-A-Wish Vermont recruited their bearded celebrity spokesman, the original Most Interesting Man in the World, Jonathan Goldsmith who said in a video statement “We’ll take that challenge, and Vermont will bet one case of maple syrup that Vermont’s best beard will prevail. Beard on, Montana.”

“Vermont has a good head start,” acknowledged Koester,” But I don’t think they know what they’re up against. Beard on, Vermont.”


He’s willing to bet a case of Bison Steaks against a case of their Maple Syrup to prove it.  Once you’ve entered make sure to rally for donations under your entry.  Don’t forget to name your beard campaign something fun!


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