School Official Offers to Shave Decades-Long Mustache for Fundraiser

The money raised would help students around the county go to 6th grade camp

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    Local school official Mark Anderson has had his mustache for 42 years. However, he’s willing to shave it if he raises at least $30,000 to help local 6th graders go to camp.

    The county's Outdoor Education Foundation sends students to Cuyamaca Camp throughout the year, but with the budget cuts in past years, it has become more difficult for parents to afford to send their kids to camp.

    That’s where Anderson – and his mustache -- come into play.

    Anderson, who sits on the San Diego County Board of Education, is working hard to raise funds to send students to 6th grade camp.

    He says that if he manages to reach his goal of $30,000, the money will help up to 100 local students attend camp starting next year.

    To add a little incentive, Anderson has vowed to shave his thick, decades-long mustache if he reaches his fundraising goal.

    "It's not about me, it's about the kids," said Anderson. "For them to get a chance to experience the outdoors, get out in nature and do activities at camp."

    The mustachioed man has until mid-December to reach his goal of $30,000.

    Those who’d like to donate toward the fundraiser to continue the tradition of sending kids to 6th grade camp can visit this website.

    A flyer featuring Anderson’s picture with the words “Mustache Removal for a Great Cause” are posted on the fundraising website, so there’s no turning back now.

    The shaving cream is ready to go.