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Save the date! Rugby team raises cash with sexy calendar and date auction

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They’re going for the gold!

The men of the Brooklyn Rugby Club are raising cash by stripping down for a sexy pin-up calendar, which they will uncover at a Gowanus party on Dec. 4. One of the hunky team members expects that the dozen saucy pictures in the third annual calendar will attract donors and make the team’s coffers swell.

“Well, it is our sexiest calendar to date,” said Ben Martin, a spokesman for the team. “You’ll definitely see cheeks. And I am not talking face.”

The beefcake calendar will only be available at the release party, which will also feature drink specials and raffles of sports equipment, fancy meals, a fitness boot-camp deal, and more, along with a chance to bid on a date with one of the calendar’s poster boys.

During the date auction, a delicious scrum of five single players will compete for fans’ attention, with methods ranging from outrageous costumes to saucy dances for which very little costuming is needed. The highest bidders will score a date with the flanker, loosehead, or hooker of their choice. The ruggers will not red card any bidder, male or female, but winners had better be prepared to keep up.

“I think I would take my date out for more than just a meal — an activity, something out of their comfort zone, to really have a chance to know them and assess the chemistry. I don’t know — rock climbing?” said Martin.

The funds will go towards expanding the club, including developing a second women’s team and launching a junior team for kids — all with the goal of spreading the love of the game.

“Our mission is popularizing this marginalized sport we love, and promote what it stands for,” said Martin. “Rugby is a sport about community and it has great potential — it teaches important values such as team play, collaboration and respect for the rules. It is all-inclusive, it is for all colors, orientations and body shapes, which very much reflects our Brooklyn community. Our calendar is a great example of that.”

“Brooklyn Rugby’s Calendar Release Party” at Littlefield (622 Degraw St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, www.brooklynrugby.com). Dec. 4 at 9 pm. $20 ($15 in advance).

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Fred from Church & Utica says:
I miss the Rugby Theater.
Nov. 27, 2015, 12:19 pm
Single and Ready to Mingle from Bay Ridge says:
OMG who is that hotty in the thumbnail?
Nov. 27, 2015, 12:39 pm

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