Palm Beach to Host 7th Annual International Gay Polo Tournament

19 Feb, 2016

Discover The Palm Beaches and Palm Beach County Sports Commission have teamed up to fill the role as the first-ever presenting sponsors at the 7th Annual International Gay Polo Tournament. The event is March 31-April 3, 2016

Discover the Palm Beaches is a longstanding supporter of the Gay Polo League and its yearly International Gay Polo Tournament. Palm Beach County Sports Commission is new to the event. The GPL is proud to partner with these organizations this year.

Discover the Palm Beaches is Palm Beach County's travel planning resource for domestic and international visitors. As the official destination marketing organization charged with promoting Palm Beach County as a leisure travel and meetings destination, Discover The Palm Beaches plans and executes initiatives in a broad range of areas, including sales, marketing, research, visitor services and industry relations. Their goal is to deliver the right message through the right medium to the right audience at the right time in order to increase visitation and economic impact in Palm Beach County.

"The International Gay Polo Tournament is an exciting and action-packed event that celebrates diversity," said Jorge Pesquera, president and CEO for Discover The Palm Beaches.

"We're fortunate to have such a world-class event here," Pesquera continued. "The International Gay Polo Tournament helps us showcase one of our 'best in class' sports experiences, while reaffirming The Palm Beaches' way of life relative to genuine hospitality and inclusiveness."

The title of presenting sponsor will be shared between Discover the Palm Beaches and the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the county as a sports and sports tourism destination. The Commission brings sporting events and activities to the county, enhances economic impact, stimulates bed tax revenues and maximizes utilization of county facilities.

"We are very excited about partnering with Discover The Palm Beaches in presenting this one-of-a-kind tournament," said Kayla French, director of marketing and business development for Palm Beach County Sports Commission. "This is a very special event for our community that will create a huge tourism impact."

Tourism is Palm Beach County's leading industry. It generates an annual economic impact of $7.6 billion in the local economy, 6.6 million visitors, produces $42.7 million in bed-tax revenue and supports more than 66,000 jobs.

For more information or to purchase your ticket for the 7th Annual International Gay Polo Tournament, please visit: gaypolo.com


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