Bare Chest Calendar raises more than $205K

  • by Larry Rich
  • Tuesday February 21, 2023
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Bare Chest Calendar raises more than $205K

On February 16, the Bare Chest Calendar held its third preliminary competition for the 2024 Calendar at the Powerhouse bar in SoMa. During the usual irreverent festivities, Team 2023 was brought onstage for a presentation of last year's fundraising total, a whopping $205,190. This is the second highest total ever raised by a team in a single year.

Since 1985, the Bare Chest Calendar has raised more than $3 million for its beneficiaries. The BCC has always been a grassroots organization with deep ties to the community. The Bare Chest Calendar is now an independent 501(c)(3), but the sole beneficiary for Team 2023 remains Positive Resource Center and its program, the AIDS Emergency Fund.

The calendar organizers are still looking for a few good men to represent in 2024, the 40th Edition. If you think you have what it takes, please sign up at

Preliminaries run through the end of March at the Powerhouse (1347 Folsom St.), with the Finals Contest on May 6 at DNA Lounge (375 11th St.).

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