Viroqua man, former World Champ, cutting off 2 feet of beard to raise money

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VIROQUA, Wis. (WKBT) – The 2017 Full Beard Freestyle World Champion Jason Kiley is shaving off his beard to raise money for an organization in Milwaukee.

Kiley has been growing his beard, which is now two feet long, for seven years. He is a first-place winner of multiple beard competitions. The money he raises with this fundraiser will go to the African American Roundtable in Milwaukee and the donors will get to choose which new facial hair option he will sport.

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“I am fine with whatever style wins. I am most worried about having just a mustache though. Going down to just a mustache will almost feel like walking around in a speedo. But ultimately, the goal is to bring awareness of the issues the Black community faces and one of the organizations that is trying to make Milwaukee a safer place to live for Black people.”

Kiley’s fundraiser will end next week, at which time he will announce which of the five facial hair options won. If he raises $40,000, he says he will shave the entire thing.

The African American Roundtable is currently working on a campaign to divest $75 million from the Milwaukee Police Department and reinvest the money into community programs.