Donor: Dick Vitale
ESQ Movado Venture Diamond Black Dial Stainless Steel Quartz Watch
Dick Vitale, also known as "Dickie V," is an American basketball sportscaster. A former head coach in the college and professional ranks, he is well known for his forty-one-year tenure as a college basketball broadcaster for ESPN. Vitale is known for catchphrases such as "This is awesome, baby!" and "diaper dandy" (in reference to an outstanding freshman player), as well as his enthusiastic and colorful remarks during games. He has also written nine books and appeared in several films.
Dick’s Movado ESQ Quartz Venture stainless steel rectangular style watch features a black dial with four accent diamond markers. It comes with a signed certificate of authenticity by Dick Vitale himself and was clearly worn frequently by him. Despite going through difficult physical times himself, Dick was thinking of others by donating his personal watch to the "Once Upon A Time Watch Project."
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.