Thursday, September 23, 2010

Win diamonds, tickets to a gala and a few minutes with Sean Payton

Posted by on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 11:02 PM

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How much would you pay to meet Sean Payton, have a chance to win a $10,000 piece of custom-designed diamond jewelry and make a donation to Payton’s Play It Forward Foundation and attend the foundation’s Black & Gold Gala? You can do it all for just $20, but you only have one more day to buy a ticket. Payton and his wife Beth will draw the winning raffle ticket at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Aucoin Hart Jewelry (1525 Metairie Road, Metairie, 834-9999; www.aucoinhart.com).

Aucoin Hart’s designers made the 18-karat gold one-of-a-kind fleur de lis pendant glitter with 300 pave set diamonds — weighing in at 3.5 carats — in black, gold and clear diamonds. Raffle tickets are $20 each or six for $100. You can purchase them at the store, by calling Aucoin Hart or visiting its website. In addition to the pendant, the winner will win two tickets, valued at $500 each, to the Play It Forward Foundation’s Black & Gold Gala Oct. 1 in the Superdome. Proceeds from the gala benefit Gulf Coast residents affected by Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster.

It’s not all about the diamonds, however. Before the drawing, Payton will autograph his new book Home Team: Coaching the Saints and New Orleans Back to Life from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Books will be on sale at the jewelry store, but there is a limit of two per person.

You don’t have to be present to win the raffle.

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