Ernst & Young LLP and the Cleveland Foundation on Wednesday announced corporate sponsorship of Gay Games 2014, which will take place in Cleveland, Ohio next August.

The 9th iteration of the games will be named the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation after the organization became the games' first presenting sponsor.

“We are thrilled the Cleveland Foundation has stepped up with such a significant and public show of support for the 2014 Gay Games,” Gay Games co-chair Hollie Ksiezyk said in a statement.

“The Cleveland Foundation is proud to be the presenting sponsor,” said Ronald B. Richard, president and chief executive officer of the Cleveland Foundation. “It provides us the opportunity to express our strong support for social justice and equality for the LGBT community.”

The organization announced that Ernst & Young is the first national sponsor of the event with a $100,000 donation.

Games Executive Director Thomas Nobbe said that the event is expected to draw about 30,000 people to Cleveland and Akron, including 11,000 participants.