*UPDATE 10/26/2020* :: We've passed our Goal for Milestone #2! Thank you to all our wonderful donors for getting us here! We are continuing to raise money for our Milestone #3 Goal of another $15,000.
We are thrilled that San Diego has been selected by the Federation of Gay Games as one of the 8 cities around the world to move forward in the bidding process to host GAY GAMES 2026. And we're the only US city that remains in the running.
Thanks to many generous friends for getting us to this exciting point. The other cities selected are Auckland, NZ; Brisbane, AU; Guadalajara, MX; Munich, DE; Taipei, TW; Toronto, CA and Valencia, ES. Now, the San Diego Gay Games 2026 Task Force is moving ahead into Phase 2 in the quest to bring the GAY GAMES to San Diego.
The bidding process now focuses on detailing how San Diego is a perfect choice to host the games and welcome 13,000+ participants in more than 36 sports and 10 cultural events. With great LGBT+ teams, awesome natural resources like world famous beaches, exceptional sports facilities, great cultural and arts venues, a favorite city for US and international visitors and much more! San Diego has a great deal to offer that sets us apart from all the other cities.
As we develop our bid, we're launching our Phase 2 Campaign to raise the required $7,500 that needs to be submitted with the bid by November 1, 2020. PLEASE JOIN OUR TEAM and make your tax-deductible gift today.
With your support, we can move forward and be successful in gaining the 2026 Gay Games for San Diego. All donors will have the option of being honored in our list of supporters that will be included in the bid. All gifts make a difference and are deeply appreciated. If you'd prefer to send a check, make it payable to San Diego Task Force and send it to Jerry Buckley, 1330 Market Street, No 612, San Diego CA 92101.
For more information and videos, please visit: http://www.ggsd2026.com Thanks for your support and WELCOME to the TEAM!
San Diego Gay Games Task Force members:
Jerry Buckley, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Front Runners & Walkers San Diego
Nathan Kopp, Sports & Tourism Executive
Stephan Grooms, Kearny Community Foundation, Community Leader
Chris Powell, Player, San Diego Sparks Soccer Club
Tyler Foerster, Player, San Sparks Soccer Club & SDAFFL, AFCSL, VGL
*Photo Credit: F. Pernet 2018 Paris Gay Games 10