There will be endless amounts of attractions, drag queens, celebrities and more who will be available at your disposal, however one group in particular will be looking to tickle your fancy with a great purpose.
The brawny, buff and internationally loved and adored Warwick Rowers will be flying in from across the pond and into NYC for the epic weekend ahead.
The Warwick Rowers are a group of (you guessed it) rowers who have famously created a calendar of themselves in next to nothing over the past ten years. The purpose of said calendar was created to combat homophobia in sports.
The Warwick Rowers project is a gay/straight alliance that dates back to 2009, when their first calendar was launched. Producer Angus Malcolm and generations of male rowers at the University of Warwick Boat Club have since achieved global recognition through a fundraising initiative and public awareness campaign that delivers a range of products to around 80 countries every year and reaches more than 140 countries through its viral messaging.
Known for baring (almost) all, year after year in tasteful and tantalizing snapshots, the 2019 edition not only features the University of Warwick's Boat Club, but also includes 2017 World Rowing Cup champion Robbie Mason.
Over the years, the team has won a ton of awards for their excellence, innovation and social impact, including twice being voted the UK Charity Calendar of the Year.
Their aim is to achieve three objectives:
- Promote positive, inclusive and respectful attitudes towards people of all genders and sexualities through the content that they create.
- Fund university rowing and particularly to make rowing more accessible to a wider number of students.
- Fund the foundation Sport Allies, a registered charity group with a mission to promote sport, and particularly team sport, as an inclusive and supportive route to personal growth for everyone of all sexual orientations.
To date, the Rowers have raised over $1 million in sales for both the Sport Allies foundation and the rowing program at Warwick University. Proof that looking good pays off for all the right reasons.
The Rowers, alongside major drag talents from RuPaul's Drag Race and beyond will be at DragCon September 28th through October 1st. For more information, please check out their official page.