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173Fwd: Guess who's coming to Opening Ceremony?

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  • Michael Clark
    Apr 22, 2014
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      Opening Ceremony adds sparkle
      with Bass, McArdle, Pointer Sisters
      The Gay Games Opening Ceremony now shines even brighter with today’s announcement that stars Lance Bass, Tony-nominated actress Andrea McArdle and the Pointer Sisters will join the spectacular Saturday, 9 August at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
      “I’m very excited to have such a great lineup of artists joining our cast of more than 400 performers,” says Opening Ceremony Producer Patrick Roberge.
      To read more about the Opening Ceremony with Bass, McArdle and the Pointer Sisters, click here.
      Spectator tickets ($20-$75) are on sale now. For more information or to buy yours today and get the best seats available, click here.
      You already are one of the stars in Opening Ceremony because you are a registered participant. Gather at the exclusive pre-party and Parade of Participants lineup at nearby Progressive Field then march into the arena to start the celebration and experience the rest from your premium participant seating area. 
      Want a friend to join you in the Parade of Participants? Forward this email and have them click here to go directly to the registration site and sign up today. To avoid late fee penalty, register by 31 May.
      Band, Choir, Closing Ceremony and sports spectator tickets on sale
      Band and Choral concert tickets, as well as Closing Ceremony, are now on sale.
      Specatators also can purchase tickets for Bodybuilding, Figure Skating and Dancesport. All other sporting events offer free admission for spectators.
      Tickets also are on sale for Pink Flamingo, the unique Gay Games pool show on Friday night (15 August) at Cleveland State University natatorium. Seating is expected to sell out!
      Participants do not need a ticket for Closing Ceremony but will need a spectator ticket for the other listed events.
      Plan Your Visit:
      Reserve lodging and save on air
      Have you reserved your lodging? The Gay Games has negotiated special rates that are the lowest available for 30-plus hotels in Cleveland+Akron, including great accommodations at Marriott, the official lodging partner of the 2014 Gay Games. Make your reservations (no payment needed today) through this exclusive Gay Games lodging site.
      The Gay Games website also has a helpful drop-down menu so you can pick your event and see the distance of each hotel to your event venue (some event venues have not been finalized but all are expected to be completed this fall.)
      Please note that payment is not due for your hotel reservation through this site until July 2014.
      Marriott is the official lodging sponsor of the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation. The Renaissance Cleveland is the official host hotel.
      Limited campus housing is available. For more information or to reserve a bed, click here.
      Visit Plan Your Visit at www.GG9CLE.com for the latest information.
      Cleveland+Akron offers two destination airports (Cleveland Hopkins International and Akron-Canton Regional Airport) with easy and affordable access from hundreds of cities in the United States and one-stop connections for international travelers.
      UNITED Airlines is the exclusive airline partner for the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation. It serves both airports in the region. It offers a discount code to Gay Games registrants. 
      U.S. & Canada travelers: Book online through www.united.com and use ZR4V910330 in the offer code box when searching for flights.
      If you work through your professional travel agency or call United Reservations Meeting Desk at +1+800+426.1122 use Z Code: ZR4V and Agreement Code: 910330. (All tickets issued through United Reservations Meeting Desk incur a $25 per ticket service fee.)
      Travelers outside the United States & Canada: Please contact your local United city ticket office. Click here for geographic directory of local United offices. Use Z Code: ZR4V and Agreement Code: 910330 for the Gay Games discount.
      For more information or to print the United information sheet on the Gay Games code, click here.

      To volunteer during Games Week, click here to sign up. Schedules have begun to be posted online so registered volunteers can start signing up for shifts. (Participants in the Games also can be volunteers at the Games ... volunteers can select their own schedules.) There is no charge for volunteering.
      Merchandise and Team Uniforms
      Want to "Keep Calm and Go All Out"? Or want to purchase the cool blue Gay Games 9 shirt with individual events listed to form the "9" on the back? T-shirts, pins and sweatshirts are being sold at www.GayGames9.com today.
      Planning for a team uniform to wear marching into Opening Ceremony? The Federation of Gay Games, Nike and Lids Team Sports are offering a unique program with savings off retail prices. Click here for more information.
      Special appreciation for sponsors
      and civic funders 
      Individual donors, business sponsors, and others are encouraged to support the 2014 Gay Games through financial contributions as well as their support of the 2014 sponsors and civic funders.
      To donate, click here.
      To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit this page.
      And please support and say thanks to all sponsors of the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation. To see all our sponsors, click here.
      A special acknowledgement and appreciation of the civic funders of the 2014 Gay Games, including:
      Social Talk and Find a Team
      Be part of the Gay Games buzz on social media. Special opportunities to save, engage and connect with your fellow Gay Games participants are posted weekly.
      Like the 2014 Gay Games on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GayGamesCleveland and follow us on Twitter @GG9Cleveland.
      Looking for a team to join or have a question about your sport? Post on the sport-specific bulletin boards at 2014GayGames.ProBoards.com.
      #Go All Out.
      9-16 August 2014
      Click on event for more information.
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