Donor: Joe Theismann
Joe Theismann, a Football Hall of Famer, is also a sports commentator, corporate speaker, and restauranteur. Theismann spent 12 seasons with the Washington Redskins, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler and helped the team to consecutive Super Bowl appearances, winning Super Bowl XVII. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003. Theismann worked as a sportscaster and an analyst on pro football broadcasts with ESPN for nearly 20 years. His career-ending injury was featured in the opening scenes of Oscar-winning movie The Blind Side (2009).
This elegant Seiko watch features a dodecahedron bezel with Roman numerals and a discrete TBS logo representing the Tokyo Broadcasting System. Joe was presented this watch in the mid-1980s. It comes with a new leather strap and is overall in excellent condition – but not to worry, the new owner will also receive the well loved, original band too. Cleary, Joe wore this watch with pride for many years, including on the set of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
The Brian LaViolette Foundation was formed by the LaViolette family to honor the memory of their son, Brian, who passed away in a swimming accident in Green Bay, Wisconsin when he was just fifteen years old in 1992. Brian was not only an excellent student, athlete, and musician, but he loved watches, starting his own collection when he was four years of age.
Since 1992, the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation has presented 1,058 scholarships to deserving college-bound students in Northeastern Wisconsin, the United States, and other parts of the world. The Foundation continues Brian's legacy by helping high school seniors financially to achieve their educational dreams and, at the same time, providing them with encouragement and inspiration.