NYSJA Golf Outing Will Support Jewelers for Veterans
Jewelers and suppliers to tee off Oct. 1
NEW YORK, NY-The New York State Jewelers Association (NYSJA) will hold its Third Annual Golf Outing on Monday, October 1, 2012, at the Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison, NY. The group has announced that a portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Jewelers for Veterans Foundation.
The Jewelers for Veterans Foundation is dedicated to connecting U.S. military veterans, men and women, able or disabled, with training and employment in the jewelry industry. Its mission is to address the high unemployment rates prevalent among returning veterans, by offering solutions within the industry. The Foundation pledges to provide assistance on a one-to-one basis, with a highly personal approach to each veteran's needs and wants. Its ultimate goal is to ensure a meaningful job for every applicant who seeks its help and guidance.
"Our U.S. troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are skilled, disciplined, and ready to work--yet they're facing one of the toughest job markets in U.S. history," says John A. Politi, Jr., executive director of the Jewelers for Veterans Foundation. "We are grateful for the support offered us by the New York State Jewelers Association to assist our outreach to the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces."
"We welcome any opportunity to help our returning U.S. veterans with the kind of training and employment assistance that Jewelers for Veterans provides," says Mike Wilson, NYSJA president; and owner, Wilson & Sons Jewelers, Scarsdale and Mount Kisco, NY. "The more companies that attend our golf outing, fund sponsorships, or donate to the auction, the larger the donation NYSJA can make to Jewelers for Veterans."
The outing has already secured some fabulous prizes, including a BMW, sponsored by Ray Catena's BMW of Westchester, NY, as a "Hole in One Prize". Other sponsorships and tickets are still available, but going fast. For additional information on tickets, sponsorships, or auction donations, please contact Barbara Keefe, NYSJA executive director, at BKeeferose@aol.com.
To learn more about the Jewelers for Veterans Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, click here: http://jewelersforveterans.org/
About the New York State Jewelers Association
The New York State Jewelers Association was founded in 1909 to foster, promote and protect the welfare of the jewelers in New York State. With membership now open to all jewelry industry professionals in the United States, the NYSJA represents the top retailers, designers, suppliers, manufacturers, vendors, and gem labs throughout the USA.