While the organizers and participants are a key part of the International Gay Polo Tournament, it is the sponsors that help to elevate the event to what it is. When the battle cry “the slightest difference makes all the difference” was called, these allies stood up. They invested dollars to support the work that is creating an atmosphere of understanding. They join the organizers, players and fans in looking forward to the largest Gay Polo League tournament to date, with more than 3,000 players, attendees and enthusiasts expected from around the world.
This year’s sponsors include:
Lexus — One of the top ten luxury car brands in the world, Lexus epitomizes class, luxury and imaginative technology. Lexus vehicles have uncompromising style, unmatched potential, and marry intensity with elegance. A priority for Lexus is community equality, which is why the company enthusiastically returns each year to sponsor the tournament.
Douglas Elliman Real Estate — Known for its vast reach, a portfolio unmatched by any other company and one that aligns with the vision of the Gay Polo League, the cause-based brand of Douglas Elliman Real Estate has been a longtime sponsor of the event. The company proudly supports diversity and equality in a meaningful way with an impact that is recognized around the world.
Baccarat — Known for its luxury goods, Baccarat has undergone an exciting rejuvenation over the last few years and bridged the gap between “look don’t touch” philosophies and creating new ways to use the coveted crystal. The company will serve as the GPL Polotini sponsor during the 2022 tournament, which will benefit the onePULSE Foundation. The foundation’s defining mission and healing initiative aligns perfectly with the GPL, including the mutual wish of preventing targeted tragedies and hate from occurring again.
Cherry Knoll Farm — Recognized for excellence in the sport of international show jumping and dressage, CKF is a strong and valued ally to many causes. For years, CKF has sponsored the GPL VIP Pavilion, which creates a world-class experience to spectators attending the International Gay Polo Tournament. CKF’s philanthropy is widely known for supporting childhood education, para dressage athletes and more.
Additional sponsors who propel the event forward include First Republic Bank, Bethesda Hospital, the U.S. Polo Association, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Passport, Discover the Palm Beaches, McKenney Media, the Tackeria, Woodford Reserve, Marshall & Sterling, Emerald Elite, G Racing, RBC Wealth Management and Palm City Polo.
These 18 new and returning sponsors have stepped up in supporting the Gay Polo League’s goal of creating a safe, connected community for LGBTQ athletes and fans.
“Our sponsors proudly share our vision to support and advance equality and diversity for LGBTQ+ athletes and allies. It is because of these sponsors, brands and supportive companies that we continue to create a community of individuals coming together for a fun, light-hearted yet impactful event that is changing the world as we know it,” said Chip McKenney, GPL’s founder and president.
Tickets are available now for the 2022 tournament and may be purchased by visiting www.gaypolo.com.