KING JEWELERS KICKS-OFF THE 68th IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE WITH A PRIVATE JEWELRY PREVIEW PARTY WITH CHOPARD AND THE IROQUOIS SOCIETY

May 11, 2009

King Jewelers served as the Exclusive Jeweler for the Hunt Ball and kicked-off the 68th Annual Iroquois Steeplechase with a private jewelry preview party with Chopard and the Iroquois Society at the Belle Meade Plantation. For 68 years, the Iroquois Steeplechase has captivated thousands of spectators from near and far with its traditions, pageantry and the energy of the sport. The Iroquois Steeplechase benefits the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and has designated the hospital as a beneficiary since 1981, raising more than $8 million dollars. The affiliation with the hospital has helped the event to grow with additional volunteers, improve the course, the facilities and the purses.

King Jewelers as the Exclusive Hunt Ball Jeweler:

As the Exclusive Jeweler of the 2009 Iroquois Steeplechase, the company along with Chopard” href=”http://www.Chopard.com” target=”_blank”>Chopard created this special VIP Jewelry Preview Party, sponsored the race day and donated a $6,800 “Happy Moon & Stars” necklace for the silent auction for the Hunt Ball held at the Belle Meade Country Club. Chopard president Marc Hrushka flew in from New York City to attend the ball and the races. King Jewelers is the exclusive Chopard retailer for the south central region of the United States.

At the Hunt Ball, a red carpet entrance reminiscent of the Chopard” href=”http://www.Chopard.com”>Cannes Film Festival was staged with models wearing exclusive Chopard sets of jewelry which will be seen at the festival in France next week. King Jewelers provided the event chairwomen with its own unique jewelry designs for this event and had an array of gift accessories, clocks, jewels and more on display.

King Jewelers is honored to be a part of this year’s Iroquois Steeplechase and help raise money for the children’s hospital, “ said David King, brand manager of King Jewelers. “Not only did we partner with the hospital for our grand opening, we are also launching a Young Leaders Society Foundation in conjunction with it this fall. Our family-owned company has an extensive legacy of supporting children’s charities.”

Created in 1970, the Children’s Hospital pioneered the concept of a “hospital within a hospital,” allowing administrative and physical autonomy, while sharing a structural facility with Vanderbilt University Medical Center to reduce costs. The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt opened in February 2004 and serves children from across the region of all ages ranging from premature newborns up to 18 years old. It is filled with state-of-the art equipment and information services to provide the best treatment for patients and offers a variety of family accommodations to help fulfill its mission. Research conducted here is helping shape the way the nation cares for children.

Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville, TN

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