UO cheerleader calendar a first

EUGENE, Ore. - The first-ever officially sanctioned calendar to feature the University of Oregon’s cheerleaders went on sale this week.

The 2013 Oregon Cheer Calendar includes 13 stunning images, one for each month plus a pull out poster.

The photographs were taken at Oregon football games by Portland-based photographer and UO alum Zach Ancell.

The cheerleaders are depicted in four different uniform combinations and represent not only towns in Oregon like Tualatin, Eugene and Beaverton, but also the states of California, Utah and Hawaii.

A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Oregon Cheerleading program.

The limited-edition 12-month calendars are available for $15.99 at www.shopducks.com and will also be sold at all Duck Store locations and other licensed University of Oregon retailers beginning Thursday.