Chicago Announces Official Worldwide Registration Drive - 14-15 May 2005

Fri. April 22, 2005 12:00 AM

Registration Parties to feature International Airline Ticket Giveaways, T-Shirts and Collectible Pins, and a $25 Registration Discount

Chicago, IL - Chicago organizers kick off the Official Gay Games VII Worldwide Registration Drive in May, with a weekend of Registration Parties scheduled for 14-15 May, 2005. Announced last week to Partners, Sponsors and Supporters, there are already more than 50 parties scheduled on 5 continents. “We’re very excited at the response to the Official Gay Games Registration Drive,” said James Simmons, Gay Games Sports and Events Marketing Manager. “Ranging from small home parties to public events with hundreds of attendees, the parties are going to be a fun way for people to get registered for the 2006 Chicago Gay Games.” Gay Games VII Sports and Cultural Festival will take place 15-22 July 2006 in Chicago, USA.

Anyone is welcome to host an Official Gay Games VII Registration Party. To receive your free official registration party kit, including tips for party hosts, contact the Chicago Gay Games at (773) 907-2006 or e-mail at

Win International Airline Tickets, Save Money
Athletes, artists and their supporters earn great gifts in return for hosting parties and getting people signed up. All party hosts receive a free t-shirt, collectible Gay Games pin, and a DVD with a montage video of archival Gay Games footage and great Chicago travel information. Hosts whose parties successfully register 5 or more will be entered into a drawing for a pair of international airline tickets. Those who register 10 or more will receive one free Gay Games registration to use as a gift, for a scholarship athlete or for themselves. All party-goers will save US$25 on their Gay Games registration, greater than 10% off.

Suzi Arnold, Chicago’s Board Co-Chair, reiterated the need to register now. “Every individual must register and receive an individual confirmation number in order to be guaranteed space at the Gay Games,” she said. “Those who procrastinate may find their favorite sport filling up. Many sports will reach capacity this summer. Sailing is already full and some team sports – ice hockey and softball for example - are already approaching their 2002 Gay Games team benchmarks.” Team captains interested in learning about Team/Group Discounts should contact the Chicago Gay Games at (773) 907-2006 or e-mail at

Registration for Gay Games VII is now open online. Information is available in Spanish at