Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2019-10-16
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  PRESS RELEASES

Gay Games scholarship event Nov. 19
2009-11-11

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


FROM A PRESS RELEASE

The Federation of Gay Games ( FGG ) is having an event to present the FGG Legacy Awards to Tracy Baim, for media and journalism, and to Dick Uyvari and Joe La Pat for outreach and scholarship support. These honorees were vital to the success of the 2006 Scholarship Program in Chicago. The event will be Thursday, Nov. 19, from 8-9:30 p.m. at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. A donation to the Gay Games Scholarship Program of $10 is suggested.

Details about the FGG are available at www.gaygames.com .

Donate online at: http://www.gaygames.com/en/donate/

Bringing new participants to the Gay Games is critical to continuing the growth of the Gay Games movement, which began in 1982. The Federation of Gay Games ( FGG ) is working in partnership with the host of Gay Games VIII Cologne to encourage people from underrepresented areas and demographic groups to participate in the Gay Games. But it costs money to be able to do this.

The Gay Games Scholarship Programs is a crucial part of the FGG's worldwide outreach. It makes the Games accessible and inspires new leaders to take home the spirit of the Games to grow local LGBT sport and cultural groups. The goals of the Gay Games Scholarship Program are to:

• Increase participation in the Games by under-represented groups.

• Bring new participants into the Gay Games movement.

• Serve as a catalyst for building and strengthening LGBT sports and cultural organizing throughout the world.

• Provide a blueprint for developing and implementing a scholarship program for host organizations of future Gay Games.

Scholarships will be available for:

• Basic event registration fees ( participatory athletic and cultural events ) .

• Travel costs to and from Cologne, Germany.

• Accommodations.

• A small daily allowance for the Games period ( 31 July to 7 August 2010 ) .

Here is what your gift will do for scholarship recipients ( smaller gifts are cheerfully accepted! ) :

· Your gift of $25 will provide a scholarship recipient with money for meals and other expenses in Cologne for one day.

· Your gift of $100 will fund meals and other expenses for four days.

· Your gift of $200 will fund meals and other expenses for the entire Gay Games week.

· Your gift of $600 will bring an athlete from Egypt to Cologne to participate in the Gay Games, introducing him/her to an entirely new concept of diversity.

· Your gift of $1,000 will bring one young woman from South Africa to Cologne for the Gay Games, empowering her to confront homophobia in the townships.

· Your gift of $2,000 will bring one person from China to Cologne, helping to introduce positive sport and culture role models to China's LGBT life.

· Your gift of $5,000 will bring three persons from Chile or Brazil to play volleyball in Cologne, helping to spread a message of inclusion in Latin America.

· Your gift of $10,000 will bring a team of basketball players from Israel and Palestine ( they are coming as a combined team ) to Cologne, helping them change minds about peace in the Middle East.

If you make a donation of $600 or more at www.gaygames.com/en/donate/, you will receive:

· A letter from the person you are sponsoring, introducing him/her.

· A letter right before the Games letting you know how his/her training is going and what events he/she will participate in.

· A follow up letter after the Games to let you know how he/she did, attaching one or more photos.

· An invitation to attend the Opening Reception of the Gay Games Scholarship Program in Cologne — if you will be in Cologne for the Games.

· For gifts of $2,000 or more you will also receive a Gay Games VIII hat.

· For gifts of $5,000 or more Recognition on the FGG's website as a Gay Games Champion.


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Gay skier/actor at Roscoe's Oct. 24 2019-10-17 - Openly gay Olympic freestyle skier and actor ( American Horror Story ) Gus Kenworthy is teaming with Coors Light to throw an '80s ...


Gay News

ELECTIONS 2020, STATE HOUSE Ryan Podges, gay man challenges Feigenholtz for 12th Dist. 2019-10-16 - Ryan Podges is a political newbie—and his initial foray into the electoral arena may be a daunting one. That is because Podges, a ...


Gay News

WORLD Brazilian LGBT figures, 'Kill the Gays' bill, singer Hozier 2019-10-15 - The European Parliament announced the finalists for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought—and, for the first time in its 30 years of ...


Gay News

Gay Fox anchor steps away from network 2019-10-11 - In a sudden move on Oct. 11, Shepard Smith said that after more than two decades at Fox News, he was stepping down ...


Gay News

NATIONAL Marriage advocate divorcing, Black gay couple, trans death 2019-10-08 - A Utah state lawmaker who filed a lawsuit that successfully overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage is separating from his husband, U.S. ...


Gay News

Infographic shows trends in LGBTQ+ representation in video games 2019-10-03 - Green Man Gaming today released a new infographic that explores the representation of the LGBTQ+ community in video games to coincide with the ...


Gay News

Suburban high school has gay homecoming king 2019-10-02 - Anthony Arnori—an openly gay senior and hockey player at East Leyden High School in Franklin Park, Illinois—was voted homecoming king, The Advocate reported. ...


Gay News

Black community called to recognize Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2019-09-27 - Washington, D.C.— In recognition of the 2019 National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day ( NGMHAAD ) and to call public attention to the ...


Gay News

REELING FILM FESTIVAL Gay filmmaker takes the crown in 'Pageant' 2019-09-17 - In Pageant Material, a teen dreams of becoming a queen—a drag queen, that is. Rodney ( Hart Morse ) is seventeen, out of ...


Gay News

WORLD Gay leaders, Mexican trans women, Czech marriage bill 2019-09-17 - In a notable meeting between two out heads of government, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel of Luxembourg hosted his counterpart from Serbia, Ana Brnabic, ...


 



Copyright © 2019 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.