Finalist in the Wahl ‘Benevolent Beards’ Contest
Yuri Williams started his charity A Future Superhero after his mother passed away from cancer. His work with disabled and seriously ill children is a tribute to the positive impact his mother had on his life. His efforts include traveling to all 50 states and organizing events like toy drives, backpack giveaways, and personalized visits — all dressed as different superheroes. He’s now vying for the ‘Most Benevolent’ Beard in America.
Yuri Williams from Los Angeles, started his charity A Future Superhero after his mother passed away from cancer.
His work with disabled and seriously ill children is a tribute to the positive impact his mother had on his life. His efforts include traveling to all 50 states and organizing events like toy drives, backpack giveaways, and personalized visits — all dressed as different superheroes.
Men’s grooming leader Wahl is rewarding Yuri’s ability to combine good grooming with goodwill, and has chosen him as a finalist in the Wahl ‘Benevolent Beards’ Contest. Public votes will now decide if Yuri wins the Grand Prize of $20,000 for himself, and $5,000 for his charity. He’ll also be crowned the new ‘Wahl Man of the Year,’ a moniker that boasts a bearded brotherhood spanning 16 years.
Other finalists include:
*Ben Davis from Dallas, founded Operation Gentleman, a charity that supports collecting suits and business attire for donation to the Fort Cavazos Soldier Recovery Unit, providing monthly pop-up barbershop services to the homeless population in Dallas, and feeding veterans in need.
*James Gottry from Colorado Springs, CO, has been supporting UMOM New Day Centers in Phoenix, AZ, for decades. His connection to the charity stems from his late father who served as the organization’s chief operating officer for more than 20 years.
*Christopher McNeil from Kansas City, MO, is a former elementary school principal who started his program ‘Books and Barbers’ to provide haircuts, books, and mentorship to elementary school students within the Kansas City Public School District.
*Shawn Standley from Talkeetna, AK, is a professional artist who supports his charity, Denali Arts Council, as treasurer. The organization helps the entire community, but especially kids, in the rural Alaskan village explore opportunities for artistic expression, something they often lack in school due to low funding for art programs.
About the Wahl ‘Benevolent Beards’ Contest
A wealth of whiskered men from across America submitted videos of themselves either explaining or demonstrating how they support a charity. What kind of charity? As long as it was a 501(c)(3) organization with a goal to impact the world positively, all charities were considered. Five finalists were chosen, and now public votes will help decide who receives the Grand Prize of $20,000 for himself, and a visit from Wahl’s Mobile Barbershop for a charity fundraising event. Master barbers will offer the public FREE beard trims, and for every trim Wahl will donate $100 to the winner’s charity — up to $5,000. Voting is open until Oct. 1, 2023.
To vote for Yuri Williams as the Most ‘Benevolent Beard’ in America, visit https://bit.ly/WahlBenevolentBeards.