Mr. Fountain Valley Pageant to Raise Money for Charity

Five men compete for the title of Mr. Fountain Valley and help raise money for five local charities.

A group of men from Fountain Valley are preparing to strut their stuff on stage to help raise money for local non-profit organizations.

The second annual Mr. Fountain Valley Pageant will be hosted by the Fountain Valley Community Foundation and the Fountain Valley Educational Foundation on Friday, April 12 at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center.

The light-hearted competition will include categories in formal wear, talent, swimwear and a Question and Answer portion. In the months leading up to the pageant, the five contestants will be trying to raise money for their respective charities.

"The main goal is to raise money for Fountain Valley nonprofit organizations in a fun and unique manner," Mark Nix, the city's community services manager, said. "The more fun and more unique the event can be, the better chance of raising more money for each of the organizations."

The men will be raising moneyby selling votes for $1 each, acquiring sponsors, and selling ad space in the event’s program. 

"They can get as creative as possible when selling votes including dancing for votes at prior events, putting a bucket in a store to collect votes, or even shave their head if enough votes are collected," Nix added.

The man named Mr. Fountain Valley will receive a sash, bragging rights and money for the organization he supported in the pageant. The winner will also be asked to attend city events during his reign as Mr. Fountain Valley.

In May Star Real Estate CEO Frank McDowell was crowned Mr. Fountain Valley for 2012. More than $22,000 was raised for local non-profit organizations during last year's pageant.

2013 Contestants:

Robert Bank e – Fountain Valley Kiwanis

Franck Bideau – Fountain Valley Educational Foundation

Art Groeneveld – Boys and Girls Club

Sergio Flores – Fountain Valley Community Foundation

Kenneth Kim – Fountain Valley Regional Hospital Foundation

Pageant tickets will be sold for $40 beginning Feb. 20th. Attendees must be 21 years of age to attend and IDs will be checked at the door. For ticket sales or to cast votes, go to fvcommunityfoundation.org or fvef.org.

Joker Joe February 08, 2013 at 03:28 PM
This is a TOTAL EXPLOITATION OF MEN. When will this exploitation end? When will this servitude of the male species be stopped and who will stop it???? signed...... a women
Lynn Seeden February 09, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Thank you for posting the headshots! Photos are actually by Lynn Seeden / Fountain Valley Living Magazine


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