Ryerson’s men’s volleyball team is serving up sexy in its latest charity calendar.
This year’s edition, which sells for $10, has players stripping down to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society.
“It’s going to benefit the team, and at the same time there’s value outside of that as well,” says head coach Mirek Porosa, who says his mandate is to encourage his players to think outside of sports, and “engage with the community.”
Though participation is not mandatory, Porosa says all the players get involved.
“It’s very important that the team is working together,” he says.
Outside hitter and Mr. January Brandon Jordan says he wasn’t nervous to shed his clothes for the camera.
“My first year, I had such an embarrassing photo that I worked really hard this summer to make up for it,” he said.
“All the guys would make fun of me for my first year photo and I didn’t even want to sell it. It was really embarrassing, so this year I was a lot more comfortable with it.”
Porosa started the calendar in 2006 and it’s produced every other year. In past years, he estimates the team raised about $2,000. He expects them to match the amount this year.
“It’s good. We make money, we reach our goals and targets,” says Porosa. “Not every issue is sold, but it’s all about (the team) being involved.”