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Gay Olympians to Be Honored during International Gay Polo Tournament

Dover Named Committee Chairman

WELLINGTON, FL – February 15, 2013 — The Gay Polo League will honor gay Olympians during the April 12-13 International Gay Polo Tournament festivities.

Six-time Olympian Robert Dover will serve as Chairman of the Gay Polo Olympian Committee.

Dover has earned more honors than any other U.S. dressage rider in the sport’s history. He competed in six consecutive Olympics for the U.S. equestrian team, four world championships and seven World Cups.

Mason Phelps, Jr., founder and president of Phelps Media Group International, will serve as committee vice chairman. Phelps, a lifelong horseman, was a U.S. Olympic alternate for the U.S. three-day team that competed in the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games.

South Florida has long been a home for of U.S. and international gay Olympians in all sports including beach volleyball, equestrian, soccer, swimming, diving, tennis and track and field.

The committee will reach out to several gay Olympians, including four-time Olympic diving gold medalist Greg Louganis and 2004 Athens Olympics tennis player Martina Navratilova, to be a part of the fourth annual International Gay Polo Tournament that attracts some of the world’s top gay players at Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington.

“We would like to invite any Olympians who are interested,” Phelps said. “We would honor and recognize them both on Friday night and during the game on Saturday and ask them to be a part of the awards ceremony.”

All gay Olympians will be guests at the Friday, April 12th Jewels and Jeans Kick-Off Party, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wellington at the International Polo Club Grande Pavilion at 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, they will be treated to the consolation and championship polo games at Grand Champions Polo Club at a VIP table for lunch and beverages followed by a Victory Party field side in the Elite Tent.

Those gay Olympians interested can contact Phelps Media Group, Inc., International at 561-753-3389 or email gpl@phelpsmediagroup.com.

About the Gay Polo League: GPL is a community that shares a love for adventure, fun, and 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 the gay community.

Fourth Annual International Gay Polo Tournament Fast Facts

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

When: Saturday, April 13, 2013

Time: Polo Matches start at 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Gates open at noon

Tickets: General Admission $25

Tailgate Price: $225, includes eight tickets and one field side parking place

VIP Tables: $1,000 includes seating for eight center field, four beverage tickets for each, gourmet food ticket for each, tableside service, including hors d’oeuvres, throughout the polo matches

Kick-Off Party: Friday, April 12, International Polo Club Pavilion. 3667 120th Ave. S., Wellington, FL Start Time: 6:30 p.m. (Food, dancing and auction)

For Tickets: 561 753 3389 or go to http://www.gaypolo.com/the-event/

For Tailgates and VIP Tables: Call 561 753 3389

Cedar Crest Stables
Elite meetings and Events
Gordon W. Ross Team – Re/Max
Phelps Media Group
Polo Gear
Wellington Rotary Club
Grand Champions Polo Club

Official Hotel:
Hampton Inn Wellington 561 472 9696
Hampton Inn Lake Worth 561 472 5980

For sponsorship opportunities contact:
Maureen Gross at Phelps Media Group

For more information about GPL, visit www.gaypolo.com.

Sharon Robb for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International

Phelps Media Group, Inc.
12012 South Shore Blvd #105
Wellington, FL 33414
561-753-3389 (phone)
561-753-3386 (fax)

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