Ladies and gentlemen, please prepare yourself accordingly, because the best charity project of all time is back in full force — and full moons.
Unless you had your Naked Men Blinders on last year (in which case, who are you?), then you recall the Warwick Rowers, i.e., the athletes who pose naked for a yearly calendar.
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Thankfully, those beloved naked rowers are back with their upcoming annual calendar. And, if the Instagram snapshots are any indication, this year’s calendar boys are definitely winners.
#WR18 #crowdfunder is live!!! Here's the front cover of our calendar as a sneak peek of all our new hot content that you can pre-order on our website (link in a bio) at discounted crowdfunder prices. Like the post, tag your friends and head to our website to pre-order your calendar to make 2018 an even better year!
The calendars were created as part of a push to not only raise money for charity, but to combat homophobia and gender bias, particularly in sports.
“The Warwick Rowers are brilliant sports and great allies to the gay community,” Angus Malcolm, the producer of the Warwick Rowers calendar and an LGBT rights activist, told BuzzFeed. “They’re straight men confronting their privilege and becoming part of the solution. The nudity in our calendar is therapeutic and purposeful. We’ve been contacted by many people who were bullied by sportsmen at school and find that the Rowers have helped them come full circle.”
Considering the fact that the annual calendar allows the Rowers to donate six figures to charity each year, it certainly seems like some worthwhile nudity. It’s not often that a group of naked men actively contribute to underserved communities both socially and financially — but when it happens, it’s a beautiful, beautiful thing.
But hey, maybe I’m biased.
Keep up the good work, Warwick Rowers. I don’t know anything about rowing, but I know you all must be doing it spectacularly.
Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming 2018 calendar, as well. In fact, you may want to hop on over to their website to preorder your copy …