The award, presented by Wahl Trimmers, was awarded to University of Pittsburgh employee and fixture in the city's non-profit community Adam Paul Causgrove at the Mesa event Saturday after receiving 66 percent of 1.3 million votes, the American Mustache Institute said.
The institute said Causgrove's candidacy for the award, presented each year to the person determined to best represent the "Mustached American" lifestyle, was based on his work for charitable causes in his community.
Causgrove founded the annual Tail-Great event, which raises money for several Pittsburgh charities, and headed the movement to found the Mount Washington Olympia dog park. He is also a founding member of Side Project Inc., a group dedicated to helping non-profits obtain government money.
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