The Gay Polo League (GPL) will honor gay Olympians during the April 12-13 International Gay Polo Tournament festivities.
Six-time Olympian Robert Dover will serve as chairman of the Gay Polo Olympian Committee. Mason Phelps Jr., founder and president of Phelps Media Group International, will serve as committee vice chairman. The committee will reach out to several gay Olympians, including four-time Olympic diving gold medalist Greg Louganis and 2004 Athens Olympics tennis player Martina Navratilova to be a part of the fourth annual International Gay Polo Tournament that attracts some of the world’s top gay players to Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington.
“We would like to invite any Olympians who are interested,” Phelps said. “We would honor and recognize them both on Friday night and during the game on Saturday and ask them to be a part of the awards ceremony.”
All gay Olympians will be guests at the Friday, April 12 Jewels & Jeans kickoff party, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wellington at the International Polo Club Palm Beach Grande Pavilion at 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, April 13, they will be treated to the consolation and championship polo games at Grand Champions at a VIP table for lunch and beverages followed by a Victory Party field side in the Elite Tent.
Interested gay Olympians can contact Phelps Media Group at (561) 753-3389 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
General admission to the tournament is $25. The tailgate cost is $225, which includes eight tickets and one field-side parking place. VIP tables cost $1,000 and include seating for eight center field, four beverage tickets for each, gourmet food ticket for each, tableside service, including hors d’oeuvres, throughout the polo matches.
Gates open at noon, and Gay Polo Tournament matches run from 1 to 7 p.m. For tickets, call (561) 753-3389 or visit www.gaypolo.com/the-event. For tailgates and VIP tables, call (561) 753-3389.