Longines 10,000 euros for “Du Sport et Plus”
Longines celebrates this year its 10th edition of Roland-Garros as Official Partner and Timekeeper
Longines celebrates this year the 10th edition of Roland-Garros since the beginning of its partnership with the Parisian tournament. On this occasion, Longines presented a cheque worth 10’000 euros to the organisation “Du Sport et Plus”, which aims at improving the daily lives of hospitalized children within eight paediatric establishments located across France.
During a cocktail reception held on June 3rd in Roland Garros and in presence of representatives from the FFT, Longines presented a cheque worth 10’000 euros to Eric Friedrich, President of “Du Sport et Plus”, supported notably by French tennis player Paul Henri Mathieu.
Longines’ President, Walter von Känel, said about this special year of celebration: “Roland-Garros is undoubtedly one of the world’s most iconic sports events and we are very proud to contribute to its success as Official Timekeeper of the tournament for the 10th edition already. The brand’s core values have always led Longines to serve philanthropic purposes and we wanted to mark this celebration by bringing our support to an organisation in links with sports and youth: “Du Sport et Plus”.”
Jean Gachassin, President of the French Tennis Federation, said: “I am delighted to celebrate this 10th year of collaboration between Longines and Roland-Garros. The longevity of this partnership owes nothing to chance. Roland-Garros and Longines share indeed the same values: elegance, performance but also precision. I would also like to underline Longines’ involvement in the “Longines Future Tennis Aces” and “Rendez-vous à Roland-Garros in partnership with Longines” programmes.”
Based in St. Imier since 1832, Longines has a long tradition in watchmaking, characterised by the elegance of its watches. Using expertise gained as the company has evolved, Longines has gradually forged ties with the world of sport, where it demonstrates its excellence in precision timekeeping. Today, Longines is the oldest brand still in business, unchanged, in the international registers held by the World Intellectual Property Organization...Find out more >
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