Consider this your official "heads up" (so to speak):
On Sunday, November 14th, the day after Gotham's East Coast Rugby Invitational, Out of Bounds NYC will be holding its annual fundraiser, the OOB Wet Underwear Contest and Silent Auction. The event will be at Splash Bar, 50 W. 17th St., between 5th and 6th Avenues, from 1-5 p.m. A $10 donation will be accepted at the door.
This event will feature a raffle and silent auction including dinners, theater tickets, and items donated by the local GLBT sports teams. There will be drink specials, underwear models and, of course, the Wet Underwear Contest. The contest is open to everyone. The first 20 people to sign up will get new underwear donated by Universal Gear; the rest of you better wear something clean. The winner of the contest gets $500, second place gets $300, third gets $100. The winner is chosen by the audience; whoever gets the most applause wins.
We already have one Gotham rugger signed up (and hopefully more will), so I hope you'll come cheer on our guy(s).
Who knows? If we play our cards right and have enough guys at and in the contest, the ruggers can walk away with all the prizes.
Out of Bounds NYC is a group that serves as an umbrella organization for all the local GLBT sports and recreation clubs. They publicize the teams' events, throw recruiting parties and generally help them to grow. Gotham has been working with them since their formation and has benefited greatly from their assistance.
I hope to see all you NYC folks there.