U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), is proud to sponsor the Lexus International Gay Polo Tournament presented by Douglas Elliman Real Estate celebrating the Gay Polo League (GPL). As a cause-based brand passionate about supporting the LGBTQ+ community, U.S. Polo Assn. is providing jerseys for all players, a monetary contribution and polo shirts to the tournament participants.
The Lexus International Gay Polo Tournament will be played from March 25 – 28 at the International Polo Club (IPC) in Wellington, Fla. Four teams, comprised of men and women, will be competing on the U.S. Polo Assn. field for two Trophies: The Senator’s Cup and The Founder’s Cup. The annual event raises money for SAGE, a national organization that advocates and provides services to LGBTQ+ elders.
“U.S. Polo Assn. supports philanthropic polo events around the world and we are proud to be sponsoring this exciting event,” said J. Michael Prince, President & CEO of USPA Global Licensing. “It’s meaningful to know that our support of the Gay Polo League will help increase participation and visibility of the LGBTQ+ community in the sport of polo and beyond.”
The Gay Polo League is dedicated to inspiring and empowering those individuals who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other non-traditional sexual or gender identities through the promotion of and participation in the sport of polo. In 2006 Chip McKenney founded the Gay Polo League with inclusion and acceptance being his top priority.
“GPL is proud to partner with U.S. Polo Assn., a globally recognized brand,” says Chip McKenney, the founder of the Gay Polo League. “For us, this partnership elevates awareness of GPL and LGBTQ+ polo players around the world. Furthermore, it is a powerful statement that U.S. Polo Assn. shares GPL’s dedication to promote equality and inclusion for everyone interested in the sport of polo.”