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Westime helps Arnold Schwarzenegger raise $6.25 million for After-School All-Stars charity

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Westime founder John Simonian co-hosted their annual fundraiser earlier this month and generated an incredible $6.25 million for the Hollywood legend’s After-School All-Stars charity.

It is the eighth time the luxury watch and jewelry retailer has hosted a Western-themed event in support of the cause, raising a total of $19 million for ASAS.

Founded in 1992 by Mr Schwarzenegger, After-School All-Stars is a leading national provider of free, comprehensive after-school programs. The organization’s mission is to keep children safe and help them succeed in school and in life.

California-based Westime, led by John and Greg Simonian, sponsored the event, which helps enable ASAS to provide free, comprehensive in-person and virtual programs for low-income, under-served students across the nation year-round.

“Our communities have fragile safety nets during the best of times, and any semblance of security evaporated with the progression of Covid-19,” Mr Schwarzenegger and Mr Simonian shared in a statement.

“When the pandemic hit, we pivoted as an organization to provide basic, essential needs to students, staff, and families.”

Westime Charity Night winner (photo by Ron Murray).

The evening included tasting stations, games, a Henry Jacques perfume experience, and a special presentation about the charity’s impactful work. American Ninja Warrior personality Matt Iseman took to the stage to fire up the audience for a live auction as well as a pledge commitment, which pushed the night’s fundraising to a new record.

It concluded with the awarding of luxury watches donated by Westime and its partners:  Richard Mille, Audemars Piguet, Hublot, Bulgari, Girard-Perregaux, Breitling, Ulysse Nardin and Dior.

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