The 10th Annual Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament Presented by RSM US gallops back to the social scene, April 4-7, 2019, to be hosted once again at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. As Gay Polo League (GPL) festivities rage on, Friday’s “GPL Polotini Presents WIGSTOCK!” party is the place to be! WIGSTOCK! is a rousing, poolside cocktail party with food stations, a full bar, and electrifying entertainment, featuring Michael Dean as Cher and Velvet Lenore as Donna Summer. As GPL has become a platform for human rights, the Friday, April 5 party is a fundraiser for SAGE, with the net proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction being donated to the LGBT organization. Wigs are encouraged – the wilder and wackier the better!For over 40 years, SAGE has worked tirelessly on behalf of LGBT elders. Building off the momentum of the Stonewall uprising and the emerging LGBT civil rights movement, a group of activists came together to ensure that LGBT elders could age with respect and dignity. SAGE is more than just an organization, it’s a movement of loving, caring activists, dedicated to providing advocacy, services, and support for LGBT elders.\
“It’s the right thing to do,” says Chip McKenney, founder of GPL. “LGBT elders fought – and still fight – for our rights. This is a way to give back and honor their heroic efforts in trying to level the playing field for LGBT. We wouldn’t be here today, playing polo, if not for their determination and strength.”
Tickets for “GPL Polotini Presents WIGSTOCK!” party are $125 per person and can be purchased at gaypolo.com/tickets, along with tickets for all of the 10th Annual Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament Presented by RSM US events and festivities. If you are interested in sponsorships, please contact Chip McKenney at [email protected].
Check out the The 10th Annual Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament Presented by RSM US schedule!
Thursday, April 4
Exclusive VIP Party – Invitation Only
Friday, April 5
GPL Polotini presents WIGSTOCK! Fundraiser for SAGE – the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to serving and advocating for LGBT older adults.
The Mallet Grille at International Polo Club Palm Beach, 7 pm
International Polo Club Palm Beach
Drinks, food, music & entertainment
Saturday, April 6
10th Annual Land Rover Palm Beach International Gay Polo Tournament Presented by RSM US
Gates open at 10 am for tailgate set up & 12:30 pm for General Admission
Matches at 2 pm & 4 pm
Tailgate: $395 (includes 1 tailgate, 1 parking spot and 6 tickets)
VIP Table for 6: $1500
VIP Individual: $250
General Admission: $30
Sunday, April 7
GPL Sunday Brunch
The Mallet Grille at International Polo Club Palm Beach, 1:30-3:30 pm
Enjoy lavish brunch, open bar & watch high-goal polo
All Events Held at:
International Polo Club Palm Beach – Isla Carroll Field West
3667 120th Ave South
Wellington, FL 33414
GPL Polo Club Inc. Is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.
Be sure to use #GPL2019 on social media!
About Gay Polo League
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 positive perceptions about gay athletes and the LGBTQ community. The focus is to provide 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 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) elders. 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 elders, 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.