Last night at NamesCon, something very special happened, and all because a few people shaved their heads. The event was called WaterNight and it was dedicated to raising money for WaterSchool, a global non-profit organization with a mission to provide simple, safe, strategic, and sustainable clean water and sanitation solutions to the developing world.
WantsTraffic/HasTraffic owner Yancy Naughton and the Co-producer of NamesCon Jothan Frakes volunteered to shave their heads in order to raise money for WaterSchool. The pair managed to raise $15,000 in donations and was generously matched, dollar for dollar, by NameCheap, bringing the grand total to $30,000 for WaterSchool. But, that wasn’t all as many other attendees got into the giving spirit, with NamesCon and Hexonet offering up donations, as well as a $25,000 gift from Colin Yu. After all of this excitement, NameCheap decided to raise the stakes and challenge Joe Alagna of 101Domain to step forward and go bald for a whopping $20,000, to which Joe happily obliged. When all was said and done, WaterNight ended up raising a staggering $111,000 for WaterSchool, an accomplishment that is as impressive as it is heartwarming.
“Together we are making a difference in thousands of lives,” said Richard Lau of NamesCon. “Clean water. For Life.”
To find out more about this awesome event and to see all of the photos, visit http://morganlinton.com.