Girard-Perregaux, iconic luxury Swiss watch brand, was proud to partner with basketball superstar Kobe Bryant to support the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation during the weekend. On Sunday, April 22nd the foundation hosted an intimate fundraising event at the home of one of the foundation’s board members in Los Angeles to support the organization, which is dedicated to improving the lives of youth and families in need.
Over 60 guests including Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber, Jo Champa, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers and more attended and participated in a live auction with Andrea Fiuczynski from Christie’s. All proceeds will benefit the foundation. All six board members attended, including Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, Karyn Silver, Carol Cheng-Meyer, Aileen Getty and Patrick Soon-Shiong. Included in the auction was a custom Girard-Perregaux WW.TC Shadow timepiece, identical to the one worn by Bryant that evening. His timepiece is engraved with his initials and jersey number.
“I am very happy Girard-Perregaux supports the work we are doing to address youth homelessness in Los Angeles”, said Kobe Bryant. “Their contributions are helping us make a real impact on this critical issue.”
“We are very proud to work with Kobe and Vanessa on this event”, said Sowind Group CEO (Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard), Michele Sofisti. “We understand the importance of giving back to the community and admire their efforts in doing so”.
The Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of youth and families in need. By providing financial resources for organizations with aligned missions and funding unique programs, the Foundation strives to strengthen communities through educational and cultural enrichment opportunities.
The Youth Homelessness Initiative is the first project of the newly incorporated Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation. The Initiative seeks to address the needs of homeless youth and their families in the Los Angeles area, by raising awareness about this critical issue, and creating partnerships with the local organizations that have had the greatest positive impact on the homeless population of LA.