Martin Binder Jeweler to sponsor loose diamond raffle at Denim and Diamonds Gala

2013-06-26T00:00:00Z 2013-06-26T15:46:03Z Martin Binder Jeweler to sponsor loose diamond raffle at Denim and Diamonds GalaTimes Staff nwitimes.com
June 26, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Opportunity Enterprises and Delta Theta Tau have announced that Martin Binder Jeweler will sponsor a loose diamond raffle at the Denim and Diamonds Gala on Friday. The event will be from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at Valparaiso University’s Harre Union Ballroom. The loose diamond raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event only, and will be $100 each. Only 70 tickets will be sold, and all proceeds benefit Opportunity Enterprises.

To participate in the raffle, guests will purchase a silky black pouch which will contain either the round brilliant cut half carat total weight diamond, valued at $1500, or a cubic zirconia stone mirroring the size and shape of the diamond. All raffle ticket holders must go to Martin Binder Jeweler at 23 E Lincolnway in Valparaiso after the event to see if their loose stone is the real diamond. No refunds or exchanges will be allowed.

Martin Binder Jeweler has been a proud sponsor of the Denim and Diamonds Gala for many years. Since Delta Theta Tau sorority hosted the first Gala in 1993, the event has raised more than $1.1 million to support OE’s programs and services.

"Martin Binder Jeweler is proud to have supported OE's gala for so many years, and is looking forward to offering this new and exciting raffle at this year's event," said Robert J. Flude, III, president of Martin Binder Jeweler.

Tickets for the Denim and Diamonds Gala are $90 per person, and may be purchased on-line at www.oppent.org or by contacting Heidi Radford at (219) 464-9621, ext. 240 or heidi.radford@oppent.org. In addition to the loose diamond raffle, the night will also feature hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, live music and dancing, and a silent auction using “bid-by-text” technology. Dress is casual with an elegant twist – jeans are encouraged, diamonds are welcome.

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