United to be the Airline Partner of Gay Games
United Airlines will serve as a gold sponsor and the exclusive airline partner of the 2014 Gay Games – said to be the largest international sports and culture festival in the world open to all adult participants.
“We are proud to serve as the exclusive airline for this international celebration of community and competition, and we look forward to welcoming each of the athletes to our hub city of Cleveland,” said Nene Foxhall, the airline’s executive vice president for communications and government affairs.
“We are also pleased to support an event that so closely reflects United’s culture of diversity and inclusion.”
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The 2014 Gay Games, which will be held in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, Aug. 9-16, are expected to attract approximately 30,000 visitors, including 11,000 participants from across the globe.
The Games are open to athletes regardless of sexual orientation, ethnicity or ability, and participants can compete in more than 35 sports and cultural events.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,341 flights a day to more than 360 airports across six continents.
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