Photo courtesy of Equinium Sports Marketing
Wellington, FL (April 11, 2023) – Greenberg Traurig’s team won the most fabulous day of the equestrian season this past Saturday when they clinched the Senator Cup during the final match of the 2023 International Gay Polo Tournament. Held at the National Polo Center in Wellington, Florida and designed as a unique competition celebrating and showcasing LGBTQ+ athletes and their supporters in the sport of polo, the 2023 Lexus International Gay Polo Tournament marks the finale of the equestrian season in Wellington. As a mix of sport and horseplay and a significant donation to LGBTQ+ charities, the event’s competition on the polo field is only rivaled by the flamboyance of the tailgates, and the event works to ensure athletes not only have the same opportunities, but also a safe place to learn, grow, and excel in their sport.
Headed by the founder of GT’s Equine Industry Group and shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s West Palm Beach office, Michael Nicodema, the firm’s polo team was made up of Ryan Cronin-Prather (US), Jesse Lee Eller (US), Peter Secor (US), and Juan Diego Rizo Patron (PE). Decked out in blue and gold colors emblazoned with the logos of the Gay Polo Tournament and especially the GT logo, the Greenberg Traurig team won the semi-finals on Friday, April 7th and then delivered a nail-biting win in overtime to clinch the Senator’s Cup on Saturday. As a part of Wellington’s equestrian community, joining this year’s Gay Polo Tournament as a team sponsor was a natural step for Nicodema and Greenberg Traurig’s Equine Industry Group.
“The organizers here always put on a spectacular event, and one that is undoubtedly one of the most unique in the world,” said Nicodema. “The air of inclusion mixed with top polo, amazing attire and themes, champagne, and tailgating really set the Gay Polo Tournament apart, and we are thrilled to be a team sponsor and supporter of all of the athletes and all things equestrian.”