Wellington, Fla. – The hotly anticipated 10th Annual Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament Presented by RSM US, will return to Wellington, FL, on April 4-7, 2019, to be hosted once again at the International Polo Club (IPC). The glamorous event promises to be one of the highlights of the season; a chic destination fête for wanderlusters and polo enthusiasts alike. This year, the not-for-profit partner is SAGE. Founded in 1978, SAGE is the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to serving and advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults.
Recently awarded the title of LGBTQ Sporting Event of the Year by Connect Sports, the tournament promises to maintain its award-winning vibe by offering both players and attendees an unrivaled experience. Guests can once again look forward to the festive “GPL Polotini Presents WIGSTOCK!” party held on Friday, April 5, 2019, at IPC’s Mallet Grill. On Saturday, April 6, 2019, there will be fast-paced polo matches, renowned tailgate competitions, and the quintessential divot stomp on the Isla Carroll Field. The weekend concludes with a lavish brunch buffet at the members-only Mallet Grill, and a high-goal polo game on Field One, as the U.S. Open Polo Championship kicks off its championship tournament.
“I am so proud and thankful to our supporters for seeing us through our 10th anniversary year,” says founder and player, Chip McKenney. “This event is a global sensation, but we have also turned the game of polo into a platform for human rights. It is a feel-good event in every way and one that is not to be missed!”
Prominent 2019 sponsors include Land Rover Palm Beach and RSM US.
Tickets for the 10th Annual International Gay Polo Tournament and its festivities are currently on sale at GayPolo.com/Tickets. Gay Polo League is still offering sponsorship opportunities at multiple giving levels for the tournament. Custom sponsorship packages are also available upon request. If interested in sponsorships, please contact Chip McKenney at Chip@GayPolo.com.
About Gay Polo League (GPL)
The Gay Polo League (GPL) is the only LGBTQ-identified polo league in the world. Since its founding in 2006, GPL has built an international network of LGBTQ polo players and enthusiasts in 13 countries. The league embraces a cross-section of ages, abilities, professions, and riding experience. Through its enthusiasm for the sport, the league works to foster the LGBTQ community with opportunities to learn how to play polo and successfully compete in GPL tournaments and events. In 2017, GPL became a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. This designation enables the Gay Polo League to use its events to benefit others and raise much- needed funds for programs aimed at helping those within the LGBTQ community.
Founded in 1978, SAGE is the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to serving and advocating for LGBT older adults. SAGE’s mission is to lead in addressing issues related to LGBT aging. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT older adults, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and promotes positive images of LGBT life in later years. SAGE fulfills this direct mission through advocacy, and by providing direct and supportive social services, social recreational activities, education, and technical assistance programs, locally and nationally, so the pioneers of our movement and the generations that follow may age with the dignity they deserve.
About Land Rover Palm Beach
Since 1987, Land Rover Palm Beach has made a name for itself by treating each customer as part of the family. With an emphasis on fairness, customer care, and equality, Land Rover Palm Beach offers a relaxed and hassle-free environment, competitive pricing, and the best Land Rover selection in South Florida. As part of Myers Auto Group, they are family owned and operated. Land Rover – redefining the automotive experience one relationship at a time.
About RSM US LLP
RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to clients, colleagues, and communities through world-class audit, tax, and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. Clients are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and RSM is focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment. Founded in 1926, RSM US LLP is the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax, and consulting firms, with more than 41,000 people in 116 countries.