Gay Polo League Celebrates Sixth Annual International Gay Polo Week In The Palm Beaches

04/02/2015
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Scott Schoenen, Director of Public Relations and Communications
Discover The Palm Beaches
561-233-3030, sschoenen@palmbeachfl.com

Malcolm Griffiths, Vice President
Development Counsellors International
212-444-7112, malcolm.griffiths@aboutdci.com  

GAY POLO LEAGUE MEDIA CONTACT:
Carrie Wirth, Director of Strategy
Phelps Media Group
561-753-3389 cw@phelpsmediagroup.com

Gay Polo League Celebrates Sixth Annual International Gay Polo Week in The Palm Beaches
April 9 - 12, 2015

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (April. 2, 2015) - Preparations are in full swing for the Gay Polo League's (GPL) Sixth Annual International Gay Polo Week taking place April 9 - 12, 2015 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, North America's only high goal polo venue.

Co-sponsored by Discover The Palm Beaches, this four-day event will feature elaborate tailgate competitions, exclusive VIP parties, the highly anticipated International Gay Polo Tournament and after ceremony party, before concluding with Sunday Brunch.

The festivities begin Thursday, April 9 with an exclusive private VIP party at The Colony Hotel Palm Beach, and continues on Friday, April 10 with the GPL Polotini Party from 7 - 11 p.m. at the Mallet Grill, located at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Hosted by philanthropist Patricia Quick, tickets to the GPL Polotini Party are $150 per person and available on-line at www.gaypolo.com.

Gates open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 11 for tailgate setup, with the International Gay Polo Tournament kicking off at noon. The first match will start at 1 p.m. followed by the final competition at 3 p.m. During the event, tailgate displays will be judged for the Tailgate Competition Categories Contests. Contest winners will be announced at the field-side after-party that evening.

Tickets to the main event begin at $25 per person for general admission and $225 for a VIP individual ticket, which includes gourmet catering, cold refreshments and VIP parking. A group tailgate pass can be purchased for $375 and includes general admission for up to six people A VIP Tent Package can also be purchased and includes admission for up to six people, gourmet catering, table-side service, cold refreshments and VIP parking.

On Sunday, April 12, event-goers are invited to join GPL players for Sunday Brunch at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Brunch will be comprised of cold refreshments, hors d'oeuvres and exquisite cuisine. Sunday Brunch tickets start at $150 per person and include admission to the polo match at 3 p.m.

GPL represents a wide range of ages, backgrounds and skill levels. GPL trains and competes in mainstream matches and events while sharing enthusiasm for the sport and the excitement of competition as well as the camaraderie that comes with team sports.

For more information on International Gay Polo Week, visit www.gaypolo.com/the-event.  For more information on the Gay Polo League, visit www.gaypolo.com.  Lodging and destination information can be found online at www.palmbeachfl.com.  

About the Gay Polo League:
Gay Polo League (GPL) is a community that shares a love for adventure, fun and the challenging sport of polo. GPL is committed to providing members with an enjoyable, supportive and competitive experience. GPL represents a wide range of ages, backgrounds and skill levels. GPL trains and competes in mainstream matches and events while sharing enthusiasm for the sport, to change perceptions about our community.

About Discover The Palm Beaches
Discover The Palm Beaches, formerly the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the official tourism marketing corporation that promotes the collection of 38 cities and towns and 15 tourism districts, commonly referred to as, The Palm Beaches, Florida. Tourism is among Palm Beach County's major industries generating an annual economic impact of nearly $7 billion in the local economy, producing $35 million in bed-tax revenue, lodging sales of approximately $623 million and supporting more than 60,000 jobs.

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Facebook:

The @GayPoloLeague will celebrate its Sixth Annual International Gay Polo Week in The Palm Beaches April 9-12, 2015! #GPL2015 #PalmBeachesFL

For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.gaypolo.com/the-event.

Twitter:

Join @PalmBeachesFL for International #GayPolo Week at @SundayPolo April 9-12, 2015! #GPL2015 #PalmBeachesFL

From an elaborate tailgate competition to the non-stop flowing champagne, enjoy the festivities of International Gay Polo Week in The Palm Beaches, April 9-12, 2015! #GPL2015 #PalmBeachesFL @SundayPolo

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