Fink’s Jewelers Welcomes Andre Agassi to Tysons Corner Store
WEEHAWKEN, N.J., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Swiss Watch Company, Longines hosted A Day With A Legend Event at Fink’s Jewelers Tuesday, November 16th at their Tysons Corner location. Brand ambassador and tennis legend Andre Agassi spoke to children from the USTA Mid/Atlantic and fans about his views on education in America, the Longines Elegance Scholarship Fund, his school – The Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy and the work of his foundation – the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education. The foundation has raised $150 million for education initiatives since it’s founding in 1994. Mr. Agassi was accompanied by a graduating senior – Micah Jones from his Nevada-based preparatory academy.
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During the day, Longines set up a smash court in-store where the tennis legend fulfilled dreams by hitting a few balls with the children from the USTA Mid/Atlantic. For a donation of $5 to Mr. Agassi’s foundation, attendees at the event were allowed to test the speed of their serve. The fastest men’s and women’s serve during the event received a Longines timepiece. Marc Fink announced during the event that Fink’s Jewelers would donate 10% of the sales of a Longines timepiece for the month of November and December to Mr. Agassi’s Foundation. “We are honored to host Andre Agassi for this Longines event at Fink’s Jewelers,” says Mr. Fink, owner of Fink’s Jewelers and grandson of company founder Nathan Fink. “Fink’s has given back to each of the communities in which we serve since we first opened our doors in 1930, and the unprecedented work that Mr. Agassi and his foundation have done in communities across the nation is truly inspiring. We are thrilled to do our part.”
Later that evening, Longines hosted an exclusive VIP dinner at Fink’s Jewelers where education was the main topic of discussion. “Longines is proud to support the philanthropic efforts of Andre Agassi and his Foundation for Education. Mr. Agassi is committed to education for children and giving back to communities. He truly personifies the brand’s tagline Elegance Is An Attitude,” says Jennifer Judkins, Longines US Brand President.
Based in St. Imier in Switzerland since 1832, the watchmaker Longines can look back on more than 175 years of non-stop craftsmanship, as well as a solid heritage as timekeeper for world championships in various sports and collaborator with different international sports federations. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of the Swatch Group Ltd, the World’s leading manufacturer of horological products. With the winged hourglass as its emblem, the brand has outlets in over 130 countries.
About Fink’s Jewelers
In 1930, Nathan Fink founded Fink’s Jewelers. Today, our company is owned and operated by the third generation of the founding family, with customer service remaining the cornerstone of our philosophy. From our first store in Roanoke, Virginia, Fink’s Jewelers has now grown to include seventeen locations throughout Virginia and North Carolina.
We take pride in bringing our customers an extensive selection of the finest quality jewelry and Swiss timepieces, while providing an experience that reflects our personal integrity, our passion for the product we sell, and our commitment to unsurpassed customer service. For more information about Fink’s Jewelers, visit www.finks.com.
About the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education
The Andre Agassi Foundation seeks to transform public education in two ways. Through its signature project, the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, the Foundation works to provide underserved children in Las Vegas with a first-class education from kindergarten to twelfth grade to prepare them for excellence in college and beyond. Through state and national advocacy, the Foundation strives to increase investment in, and accountability for, public schools. To support the Andre Agassi Foundation or to obtain additional information, please visit www.agassifoundation.org.
The Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy
The Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy Agassi Prep was founded in 2001 in Clark County, Nevada, and has become the signature project of the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education. The first senior class graduated in 2009 with a 100 percent college acceptance rate. The U.S. Department of Education has called Agassi Prep a “National Model” among charter schools and Agassi Prep has received both “Exemplary” and “High Achieving” designations from the Nevada Department of Education.