Gay Polo League Announces Partnership With The Elton John AIDS Foundation

The Elton John AIDS Foundation raises money to fight AIDS around the world.

Combining sport with social impact, the International Gay Polo Tournament recently announced its partnership with the Elton John AIDS Foundation for its upcoming event: GPL Polotini Wigstock on Friday, April 5 at the Patagones Polo Club in Wellington.

This unique fundraiser is set to elevate the three-day affair, not only as a highlight of Wellington’s social calendar, but as a beacon of hope and inclusivity for the global LGBTQ+ community.

Celebrated as one of the most anticipated and vibrant events in Wellington, the International Gay Polo Tournament has carved a niche for itself by promoting awareness around inclusiveness and equality through the sport of kings — polo. The tournament, known for its high-octane matches and colorful celebrations, has become a must-attend event that draws attendees from all corners of the globe.

A portion of ticket sales from the tournament will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation, an international leader in the global fight against AIDS. GPL aims to harness the power of community and sport to raise critical funds and awareness for the foundation’s lifesaving efforts.

Last year, the foundation launched the Rocket Fund to turbo charge its innovative work, targeting those most at risk of HIV/AIDS, including the LGBTQ+ community. Through this partnership, the GPL further solidifies its commitment to fostering an environment of inclusivity, while contributing toward a cause that makes a positive impact in the lives of millions of people.

GPL Polotini Wigstock promises to be an unforgettable night where sport meets spectacle, all in support of the mission to end AIDS. Guests can expect an evening filled with glamour, entertainment and the spirit of giving, perfectly capturing the essence of both organizations’ dedication to making a difference.

“The Elton John AIDS Foundation proudly stands as the charitable beneficiary of the Gay Polo League in 2024,” said Anne Aslett, chief executive officer of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. “Our commitment to the LGBTQ+ community extends beyond the polo fields, throughout the U.S. south and around the world. From working tirelessly to challenge discriminatory laws, to championing equitable standards of HIV care, we are guided by our fundamental belief that everyone deserves a life free from judgment, no matter who they are or whom they love.”

The wildly popular GPL Polotini Wigstock party takes place on Friday, April 5, and features cocktails, light bites, a themed wig contest and fabulous entertainment that will captivate audiences.

For more information on the International Gay Polo Tournament, or for tickets, visit To learn more about the Elton John AIDS Foundation and its impactful work, visit