Active Heroes is proud to partner with the Derby City Whisker Club as they host Whisker Mania, a “blowout beard bonanza” which will be held at the Tim Faulkner Gallery in Louisville, KY on July 25th.
Formerly known as Greater Louisville Society of Bearded Gentlemen, the Derby City Whisker Club is the Louisville area’s first “whisker club,” a social group devoted to the appreciation of man’s ability to grow hair on his face. According to their Facebook page, facial hair is not a prerequisite for membership, one need only be interested.
Enthusiasts from across the country and around the world are expected to travel to Louisville to attend Whisker Mania. In addition to the attendance of the bearded community, the event will feature a beard and mustache competition with over a dozen categories including “Natural,” “Styled,” “Whaler,” and “Freestyle.” Anyone who thinks that this event will be for men only should think again; two other categories of the competition are “Fake Realistic” and “Fake Fantastic,” which will give women a great opportunity to show off their creative sides at this event as well!
Proceeds from Whisker Mania will be donated to Active Heroes to support the mission to end Veteran suicide. Several members of the Derby City Whisker Club are Veterans and former service-members themselves, and we are looking forward to working with them!
“The partnership between Active Heroes and the Derby City Whisker Club for Whiskermania is something everyone in the club is excited about,” said DCWC President Ryan Gore. “During the initial planning stages, we wanted to find a charity that would want to be a partner with the club and who would make sure the money raised would go directly to helping their cause. Active Heroes has gone above and beyond both these expectations. Their passion for what they do and their excitement for the event has fueled the club in making sure Whiskermania is a world class event and one for Louisville’s history books.”
There is a $10 admission fee to attend Whisker Mania, and it is open to ages 21 and older. A Whisker Mania meet and greet will be held at the Against The Grain Brewery on July 24th at 7PM, with live music.