2nd Annual Gay Polo Tournament

GPL Tournament After Party Asado Tickets, Tailgate Spaces and VIP Tickets Now Available

Written by: Alyson Sanderford
Client: Gay Polo League
Release Date: 2011-03-15

Wellington, Florida- March 15, 2011- Tickets, tables and tailgate spaces are available and selling quickly for the 2nd Annual International Gay Polo Tournament. The tournament is scheduled for April 2, 2011 at the Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, Florida. It will feature top polo players from the Gay Polo League (GPL). This year’s tournament, participants can now purchase tickets to the event online, along with tickets to the Asado after party and VIP Tent by visiting http://gaypolotournament.blog.com/tickets/. After buying tickets online, they will be mailed directly to the purchaser, or can be picked up at will call on the day of the event

New for this year’s tournament is The Rotary Club of Wellington’s “Asado” After Party starting at 5:00pm, immediately following the trophy presentations. An “Asado” is an Argentinean and Brazilian traditional BBQ. International Polo Club Catering will present a wonderful array of delicious cuisine following the polo match, complete with a beverage service and entertainment to ensure this will be a memorable evening.

Asado tickets, along with all other event tickets are available at http://gaypolotournament.blog.com/tickets/.

The Rotary Club is sponsoring a Chinese Auction during the afternoon and evening and is holding a live action during a break in the music. Auction items to include polo lessons from a professional player, plus other unusual surprises. This event is one you do not want to miss! The Asado will serve as the major fundraiser for Wellington Rotary’s local charities that include: The Lords Place, Back to Basics and Junior Achievement.

VIP Tables are $2500.00. This package includes 8 VIP tickets and a reserved VIP table with premier seating, honorable mention during the Tournament, listing in the program as table sponsor, meet & greet with photo opportunities and VIP Gift bag which will include special GPL items. The VIP tent will include a buffet, beer, wine and refreshments. The purchase of a VIP ticket also includes admission into the Asado Dinner and after party.

General Admission Tickets are $20.00, granting admission into the match. General Admission ticket purchasers will need to bring blanket or chairs for desired seating comfort. This year, proceeds raised from general admission tickets sold will go to support the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council.

VIP Tickets are $175.00 per person and tickets allows access and seating in the VIP tent, including a full buffet, beer, wine and refreshments. The VIP ticket will also include admission to the Asado Dinner and after party!

A very limited number of tailgate spaces are left for purchase at $175.00 per space. Each tailgate space comes with 8 general admission tickets. There will be a decorating and food competition, which is open for all tailgaters to participate. Prizes to be announced, but word on the street has it that the tailgate competition will be elevated this year!

Questions? Please Contact:
Karen Lucca
Phelps Media Group
Gay Polo Tournament
Email: pmginfo@PhelpsMediaGroup.com
Phone: 561-753-3389
12230 Forest Hill Blvd. Suite 214
Wellington, Florida 33414

2nd Annual International Gay Polo League Tournament Fast Facts:

Event: The International Gay Polo League (GPL) is pleased to announce their 2nd Annual International Polo Tournament in Wellington, FL

What: Unprecedented, the GPL Tournament will take place during the first week of April. The tournament will field four teams, each of which is to be comprised of GPL players and anchored by a high-goal professional.

Who is GPL: GPL is the sole international polo league to be primarily comprised of lesbian and gay players. Founded to enable gay men and women to share their interest in this unique sport, GPL has created a community of passionate, like-minded athletes. GPL’s mission is to provide the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) community with the opportunity to develop and refine the necessary skills for participating in this exceptional sport. To achieve its mission, GPL continues to promote participation in amateur competitions and foster fellowship and goodwill among all members.

Where: Grand Champions Polo Club
Located at the corner of Lake Worth Road and South Shore Boulevard

When: Saturday, April 2, 2011

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For more information about the GPL or for sponsorship opportunities please contact:

The Gay Polo League
Website: www.GayPolo.com
Phone: 561-753-3389
Fax: 561-753-3386

Gay Polo League
C/O PMG
12230 Forest Hill Blvd. Suite 214
Wellington, Florida 33414

Wellington Rotary Club Contact
Contact. Larry Kemp
larry.kemp@comcast.net

2nd International Gay Polo Tournament Returns to Wellington in April 2011

Written by: Alyson Sanderford
Client: Gay Polo League
Release Date: 2011-01-03

Wellington, Florida – January 3, 2011 – The traditional sport of polo will take on a new field of players on April 2, 2011, when the world’s only Gay Polo League (GPL) will host their second international Gay Polo Tournament. Held at the Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, FL, the tournament will kick off with opening ceremonies and conclude with an awards presentation about 5:00pm, followed by an after-party!

The GPL is a United States Polo Association (USPA) official club and consists of all levels of polo players, from beginners to professionals. The USPA rates polo players based upon athletic abilities, playing skills, and tournament play time. Beginning at the lowest level “C”, players move up as they acquire knowledge and refine techniques, eventually getting to “B”, “A”, and then 0- 10, respectively. “A 10” is that coveted rating, and is only held by few players in the world. Those players who established themselves as the best in the world are awarded with the “A 10” rating. Members of all different levels are seen throughout the GPL, as the only skill required for club members is to have a passion for the sport of polo.

On April 2, 2011, the GPL will bring out their highest players to compete in a USPA governed tournament. The tournament will be comprised of twelve GPL players, and four world-class professional players. Each player will be provided with four horses, one per every seven and a half minute periods throughout the six-chukker game. Melissa and Marc Ganzi (owners of Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, FL), will provide sixty-four horses for GPL and professional players alike during the tournament.

After such a great beginning and a warm greeting from the community after the first tournament in April 2010, the GPL believes that this event has a long shelf life. GPL Founder and President, Chip McKenney, (COO of Troika Design Group) says, “Last year, GPL arrived in Wellington charged with excitement about playing polo at Grand Champions. And while we anticipated having a wonderful time, we were overwhelmed by the community turn-out and support we received. It was incredible! We can not wait to play there again and reconnect with our new friends – polo and non-polo.”

Polo Gear USA Announced as Platinum Sponsor for 2nd Annual Gay Polo Tournament

Written by: Alyson Sanderford
Client: Gay Polo League
Release Date: 2011-01-18

Wellington, Florida- January 18, 2011- The 2nd Annual International Gay Polo League Tournament is pleased to announce that Polo Gear USA Clothing has agreed to be the Platinum Sponsor for the Second Annual Gay Polo Tournament. A clothing designer for equestrian athletes and supplier of technical equipment and apparel to polo players worldwide, Polo Gear USA is also proud to sponsor one of the four teams competing in the Tournament on April 2, 2011 at the Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, FL.

Since 1993, Polo Gear has worked to provide the finest technical and apparel products for the sport of polo. Polo Gear began its business by continually refining and redefining products for the sport of polo, constantly working to make their products the finest and most technically advanced available. Polo Gear then added complete apparel manufacturing and branched out into the other equestrian disciplines including dressage, jumping, hunters and corporate wear. They continue to excel with their uniquely designed projects with a complete in house graphics, digitalizing, embroidery, sublimation and printing facilities with a reputation for speedy turn around and quality design and products.

On April 2, 2011 Polo Gear will be the Platinum Sponsor for the 2nd International Gay Polo tournament at the Grand Champions Polo Club. “I am extremely excited about this opportunity and I am happy to support this tournament and the game of polo,” noted Polo Gear USA Founder Gary Fellers,

Co-Founder Jeanette Sassoon added, “We strive to make the best gear, and are excited to showcase our skills as a sponsor of this event. The Equestrian Gay Jumping and Dressage communities have long been supporters of Polo Gear and we are pleased to expand that association into our core business of polo”.

Tournament organizer Mason Phelps stated, “We are thrilled to have Polo Gear as our Platinum Sponsor and are so excited for our second annual Gay Polo Tournament. This is such a great event and we are thrilled to have the support of Polo Gear!”

Wellington Equestrian Realty Announced as Team Sponsor for Second Annual Gay Polo Tournament

Written by: Alyson Sanderford
Client: Gay Polo League
Release Date: 2011-02-07

Wellington, FL – February 7, 2011- The traditional sport of polo will take on a new field of players on April 2, 2011, when the world’s only Gay Polo League (GPL) will host their 2nd Annual Gay Polo Tournament. Held at the Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, FL, the tournament will kick-off with opening ceremonies and conclude with an awards presentation at 5:00pm, followed by an after-party. Recently, Wellington Equestrian Realty agreed to sponsor a team for this fabulous event and support its new tradition.

Identical twins Chris & Rob Desino are new to the Wellington area, but these experienced real estate professionals live and breathe the equestrian lifestyle. Chris and Rob got their riding bugs like most as young kids growing up in Rochester, NY. While in college, they were National rowing champions and went on to compete on the US National Rowing Team. After their rowing careers, Rob and Chris started and developed a successful chain of restaurants that grew around the upstate New York area before selling the chain to pursue their real passions in life: riding horses and selling horse farms.

They started Ocala Horse Properties, which is the leading farm sales company in Ocala, FL. The big sister company, that is also owned by Rob & Chris, only benefits its Wellington counterpart with its long history of unmatchable advertising budget, outstanding reputation, relationships with trainers and a proven formula for unparralled success. One of the biggest benefits of this relationship is that Ocala Horse Properties regularly gets buyers that want to purchase a Wellington horse farm and this is a great way for them to channel these buyers to Wellington Equestrian Realty.

Matt Varney, along with Chris Desino, head up the sales at Wellington Equestrian Realty. Matt is an accomplished real estate professional who started his real estate career in residential site construction and estimating before switching over to working for a large privately held FL based residential developer. Varney enjoys riding recreationally and lives his equestrian competiveness vicariously through his wife, Courtney Varney, DVM, who is a practicing equine veterinarian and competitive dressage rider.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the Gay Polo Tournament,” noted Chris Desino. “Being new to the Wellington community, we are excited to support such a great event and become involved. People are always looking for something new and different to go and do. This event is a great spin for Wellington to create something new and fun for people. We can’t wait for this weekend!”

Tournament organizer Mason Phelps stated, “It is wonderful to have Wellington Equestrian Realty as one of our Team Sponsors for the tournament. This is such an incredible event and we are so excited for it. We are honored to have the support of Wellington Equestrian Realty, and welcome them to Wellington

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