Supplier News: Week of June 15



Jewelers for Children Donates to Save the Children in Nepal

Jewelers for Children (JFC) recently made a $25,000 donation to Save the Children’s Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund, in an effort to assist children and their families in the devastated area.

“While the industry does not do a substantial amount of work in Nepal, the board of directors felt the tragedy affecting so many children was worthy of our support,” said JFC board chair Ruth Batson in a press release. “Our generous industry has once again stepped up to help in a crisis where children are involved.”

Since its inception, JCF has donated more than $48 million to programs benefiting children. For more information on the industry’s charity and how you can get involved, visit jewelersforchildren.org.

 

Breitling Brings Full-Size Jet to New York City’s Times Square

Breitling Jet Team in Times SquareSwiss Watch company Breitling and its Breitling Jet Team brought a full-size, L-39C Albatros jet (left) to New York City’s Times Square in celebration of the team’s first-ever American tour on June 12. The cross-country tour kicked off in New York, and in attendance were New York locals and visitors, as well as a number of notable sports-world celebrities.

“As the Breitling Jet Team begins its American tour across the country, we’re honored to share our passion for aviation with the people of New York City and in one of the most famous landmarks in the world,” said Breitling USA president Thierry Prissert in a press release. “With our flagship boutique right here in Manhattan, it’s a perfect place for us to celebrate the Breitling Jet Team’s American Tour.”

VIPs in attendance to celebrate the Breitling Jet Team—the world’s largest professional civilian flight team performing in jets—included four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Boomer Esiason, Norwegian pro golfer Suzann Pettersen, and pro golfer and amateur pilot Morgan Hoffman.

To celebrate the Breitling Jet Team’s American tour, Breitling has produced a Chronomat 44 timepiece in the team’s colors and the American Tour logo engraved on the caseback. The edition is limited to 500 pieces.

Click here for more information on the Breitling Jet Team.

 

Blumlux Teams With Rise Above Foundation for Celebrity Waiter Night

Indianapolis jeweler and watch brand Blumlux teamed up with the Indianapolis Colts and linebacker Jerrell Freeman to put on a Celebrity Waiter Night event, in the name of his Rise Above Foundation. The event, which took place on the evening of June 11 at 47 Prime Steakhouse in Indianapolis, saw Freeman and his teammates trading in their NFL uniforms for waitstaff apparel as they served guests of the fund-raising event.

Guests purchased tickets to attend this charitable event, which featured a live silent auction to raise funds for Rise Above, which provides inner-city and low-income children with the educational opportunities and resources to reach their full potential. The goal of the foundation: to impact the lives of more than 30,000 at-risk Indianapolis students by the end of 2016.

As a part of the silent auction, Blumlux donated a limited-edition Colts pendant and Blumlux watches, with proceeds going to benefit the foundation.