27 November 2013
When Y&R Durban approached The Sunfoil Dolphins to put their healthy good looks behind the fight against cancer, they were enthusiastic about the concept of doing a 2014 calendar as a fundraising initiative for the Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa (CHOC).
The calendar features 12 young, robust bachelors from The Sunfoil Dolphins team, each captured reflecting their interest outside of cricket and posing in different locations in the breathtaking Durban and Umhlanga area.
Players strutting their stuff include: David Miller (January), Kyle Abbott (February), Khaya Zondo (March), Cameron Delport (April), Jonathan Vandiar (May), Craig Alexander (June), Mthokozizi Shezi (July), Keshav Maharaj (August), Calvin Savage (September), Prenelan Subrayen (October), Robbie Frylinck (November) and Cody Chetty (December).
The front cover also features the team pictured in playful pink briefs, an idea conceptualized by Kyle Hodnett, a Dolphins’ Academy Player, who feels passionate about Breast Cancer Awareness campaigns like The Pink Drive after one of his teammates lost his mom to breast cancer. Bianca Warren, a local Durban designer, specially made the pink briefs for the shoot.
“This time of year, Cancer Association of South Africa (CANCA) is very active in their awareness campaigns following Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Movember is also already prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issues of men’s health. We wanted to create an initiative that would not only supplement current efforts by CANCA and CHOC, but also extend these messages throughout the whole year,” said Lindsay Leppan, Managing Director of Y&R Durban.
The limited edition ‘Sunfoil Dolphins’ Hottie Calendar’ is available from Friday, 15 November at the Sahara Stadium in Kingsmead, and includes two free tickets to the Ram Slam T20 Challenge next year. Calendars will also be available for purchase at the Bianca Warren Designs Store located in The Square, Umhlanga Rocks Drive.
“The Sunfoil Dolphins are without doubt the best looking team in domestic cricket. Ladies … get a copy, you be the judge,” said CEO of The Sunfoil Dolphins, Jesse Chellan.