Hunter's Gay Games® Party and Benefit

Mon. January 10, 2005 12:00 AM

Proceeds to benefit Gay Games VII HIV/AIDS Sponsorship Fund

Chicago, IL - Hunters Nightclub in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, will hold a special Gay Games Party and Benefit on Sunday, 23 January 2005, from 5 to 10 pm. A Supporter-level sponsor of Gay Games VII, the Hunter’s benefit will raise funds to support athletes and artists traveling to Chicago in 2006 who are impacted by HIV/AIDS.

The event will feature Jim Stubblefield as DJ who will also prepare special CDs as door prizes. For $10 donation at the door, party goers will receive complimentary well, wine and beer, along with great prize drawings. Volunteers from Gay Games VII will be on hand to answer questions about the quadrennial event coming to Chicago 15-22 July 2006.
Prize drawings will take place at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 pm.

Hunters is located near O’Hare International Airport at 1932 E. Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village, Illinois. For directions call 847-439-8840.

Gay Games VII Sports and Cultural Festival will take place in Chicago
15-22 July 2006. Over 12,000 athletes from more than 100 countries will compete in 30 sports ranging from softball to dancesport, swimming to tennis. The weeklong event will include band, cheerleading and color guard performances, chorus, an ancillary arts festival, and a series of community-organized social events and parties. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 15 July at Soldier Field, the lakefront home stadium the Chicago Bears. Closing ceremony will be 22 July at Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, located in the heart of Chicago’s largest LGBT neighborhood.

Registration for Gay Games VII is now open for all athletes and artists at Early sponsors of Gay Games VII include PlanetOut/, Genre Magazine, Girlfriends Magazine, Segej Publishing/Mate Magazine and Windy City Media Group plus more than 30 business sponsors. ( is a proud local sponsor of the Gay Games VII.)

The Gay Games was conceived by Dr. Tom Waddell, an Olympic decathlete, and was first held in San Francisco in 1982 with 1,350 participants.
Subsequent Gay Games have been held in San Francisco (1986; 3,500 participants), Vancouver (1990; 7,300 participants), New York (1994; 12,500 participants), Amsterdam (1998; 13,000 participants), and Sydney (2002; 11,000 participants).

The Federation of Gay Games is the international governing body that perpetuates the quadrennial Gay Games and promotes the event's founding principles of Participation, Inclusion, and Personal Best™. For more information, visit

Chicago Games, Inc. is the host of Gay Games VII and is led by experienced civic leaders from Chicago’s business, sports and non-profit sectors. For information about how to sponsor or participate in Gay Games VII in Chicago, visit, e-mail, or phone (773) 907-2006.