Lexus is taking the reins as the title sponsor of the 2021 Gay Polo League tournament being held March 25 through March 28 in Wellington.
The Lexus International Gay Polo Tournament, presented by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, will take place Saturday, March 27 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach’s Field 1, one of the most prestigious polo venues in the world. The GPL tournament is a jewel in the winter social and polo season. This year, GPL celebrates the 11th anniversary of its unique polo event and plans are in place to make it a memorable and safe event.
As noted in the January 2020 issue of The Robb Report, the gay and 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.
No stranger to luxury events, Lexus’s 2021 presence will further solidify its preeminence in the equestrian sphere. Being an elegant luxury brand, Lexus aligns perfectly with the vision of the Gay Polo League’s flagship tournament, as the performance and style of Lexus vehicles equally match the precision and artistry of equestrian sport. “We are thrilled to partner with GPL and continue the rich tradition of the International Gay Polo Tournament.” said Mia Phillips, senior manager of Lexus Marketing.
GPL will be closely following COVID-19 protocols to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun weekend. All events are outdoors with masks and social distancing highly encouraged. General admission tickets will not be available this year. Attendees must be part of a tailgate or purchase a seat in the VIP area. Tailgates are limited to 12 people and will be spaced out to ensure social distancing is possible. Attendees can remove masks when with their tailgate group but should wear them at all other times.
“Our sponsors represent organizations that proactively support and advance equality and diversity. It is important that we recognize the importance of our LGBTQ allies — the people, brands and companies, like Lexus, who enthusiastically embrace and support our community,” said Chip McKenney, GPL’s founder and president. “To these people and companies, we extend a heartfelt thanks. We are proud and grateful to be associated with you.”
Prominent 2021 sponsors include: Celebrity Cruises, Cherry Knoll Farms, First Republic Bank, GJ Racing, Provident Jewelry Wellington, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission and more.
Tickets are now on sale for the social event of the polo season. This multiple day celebration will be held March 25-28 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Purchase your tickets at www.gaypolo.com.