Fancy taking part in GG9 this summer? Skylight does.


You don’t have to be gay …

You don’t have to be good …

You just need to be over 18!

That’s the unofficial slogan for Gay Games 9, which both Skylight Financial Group and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) will be sponsoring this summer (August 9–16 2014).

GG9 will be not only be the largest amateur athletic event in the world this year but will be the most inclusive.  And you can be part of it - joining the estimated 11,000 competitors from as many as 70 countries.

We are pleased to announce that Skylight Financial Group will have representation at this major event.

  • Olga Starr from our Columbus office and a member of our LGBT Resource Team will be competing in the swimming relay
  • Mark Owens, from our Cleveland office, who, in the spirit of the World Cup, will be playing soccer for the Cleveland Fury

“It’s great to see individuals from Skylight taking part in the Games which are as much about camaraderie and the community as they are about athletes and competition.  By sponsoring this event, Skylight is delighted to have the opportunity to support its community in a global spotlight as well as continue our efforts to help those in the underserved LGBT community.  We are really looking forward to this celebration of diversity,” said Dan Brennan, Chief Marketing Officer, Skylight Financial Group.

Check out if you are interested in either participating or volunteering.  If you are looking at a specific team sport, there are various notice boards on the GG9 website (under each specific sport) detailing if teams are looking for players and how to connect.  If you decide to participate, please use the discount code “MassMutual” for a discounted general registration ($30 discount). General registration costs $225 per person – this increases to $275 on July 1st. Each sport carries a separate registration fee (details listed online).

The registration process is easy! Follow these simple instructions to register:

  1. Follow this link and click the green “Register Now” button
  2. Create a user account and log in
  3. Click “I am Participating.”
  4. Click “Enter an Event.” Here, you can select Registration Fee and choose a sport. (Participating in a sport is not a requirement of registration, and each sport has an associated fee that varies from sport to sport.)
  5. If you only wish to do a general registration, check the “Registration Fee” box and scroll down to click “Process Selected Events.”
    • If you wish to register for a sport, choose your sport and follow the specific registration instructions.
  6. Click “next” and you will be taken to the page where you can enter your discount code.
  7. Enter code MASSMUTUAL in the box and click “Update Cart”
  8. Click “Proceed to Checkout”

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