As he was stuck in bed this spring he planned a fundraiser for a local Virginia Beach volunteer rescue squad: a nude-ish calendar of men in his retirement community. Truly, it takes community spirit to a whole new level - here's the calendar's cover shot featuring a few of Poppop's many kites and several very good friends.
I expect that you simply can't get enough of this story (who could!?!), so here are a few links to local TV station and newspaper coverage of the calendar photo shoot:
- "Pin-Up Boys of Atlantic Shores" to Take it All Off (almost) for Good Cause (Atlantic Shores Press Release - they did a really sweet job of honoring Poppop in the release)
- Seniors pose nude for rescue squad fundraiser (The Virginian-Pilot newspaper)
- Seniors pose for 'nearly nude' shoot (WAVY-TV 10)
- Seniors show skin to give back to community (WVEC TV 13 - this one even features my aunt and some photos of Poppop!)