After-School All-Stars (ASAS) announced today that $1,153,000 was raised at the Arnold Schwarzenegger–Westime Charity Event this past weekend at the home of ASAS founder Arnold Schwarzenegger. All the money raised will support afterschool programs for underserved youth. The is the fourth year that Arnold Schwarzenegger has hosted the event at his home, and the funds raised this year surpassed all previous years.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Annual Charity Event with Westime raises $1.15MM to support After-School Programs
“Our Annual Charity Night has become a tremendous success over the past four years thanks to the incredible leadership of our founder and host, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who’s been a fierce advocate for the after-school cause; our co-host John Simonian and his incredible team at Westime, whose commitment to after-school programing can’t be overstated, as well as the many sponsors that continue to support us each year. Demand for quality after-school programing is higher than ever before and every dollar that we raise helps us reach more kids and impact more lives, said ASAS CEO Ben Paul.
“I can honestly say that After-School All-Stars saved my life,” said Ni’Quille Bell, an ASAS alum that brought guests to tears when he shared his powerful life story during the event. “All-Stars kept me off the streets and gave me opportunity; opportunity to learn, to grow, to see new things, to experience new things, and to become a leader.”
“We are so pleased to once again support this fantastic event, it’s an annual tradition we love to be a part of. Giving back to our community is something that is deeply important to us, and we are proud to be a part of the work that After-School All-Stars is doing with our youth,” said John Simonian, founder of Westime.
Thank you to all our generous watch sponsors, including:
- Richard Mille
- Audemars Piguet
- Glashütte Original
- Tag Heuer
About After-School All-Stars
Founded in 1992 by Arnold Schwarzenegger, After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is a leading national provider of year-round, school-based, comprehensive after-school programs. The organization’s mission is to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life. Every school day, students in low-income communities have access to free programs that offer academic support, enrichment opportunities, and health and fitness activities. More than 70,000 children from 17 U.S. regions benefit: Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Newark, New York, North Texas, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Antonio, South Florida, Tampa, Toledo and Washington, D.C., and, beginning in 2017, San Francisco Bay Area and Puget Sound. For more information, visit www.as-as.org.
For nearly three decades, Westime has distinguished itself as the ultimate retail destination specializing in extraordinary watches and jewelry. Its four boutiques in Southern California—Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, La Jolla, and Malibu–display the collections of more than 50 watch brands that represent the best of traditional watchmaking as well as the new guard in haute horlogerie. Westime is frequently cited as one of a dozen multi-brand retailers in the world that influences trends in the watchmaking industry. Westime also operates select Richard Mille, Audemars Piguet, and Hublot boutiques in the U.S. The company is led by Founder John Simonian and President Greg Simonian. For more information, please visit www.westime.com.