There’s something about Heroes for Children that once you get involved, you can’t stop. That was the case for Kim and Nevin Bannister. Here Kim chaired this year’s Heroes and Handbags and she signed up again. But this time she officially included husband Nevin. No, they’re not going to hold a fall version of Handbags. The Bannisters are co-chairing the 7th Annual Hold’Em for Heroes.
The three-hour poker tournament will be held on Tuesday, October 29, at the Dallas Country Club. The $250 ticket includes the first set of game chips, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The 10 winners will choose between a variety of prizes.
Alas, one of those prizes doesn’t include the Harry Winston Hope Collection Bracelet. Dang! Oh, you haven’t heard about this nifty bauble? Well, it seems that Harry Winston Inc. has created a limited edition bracelet featuring “a sleek white gold and engraved mother-of-pearl design set with a delicate Winston diamond at the center.” Now, comes the yummy frosting on the cupcake. Retailing for $2,500, the Harry Winston team is donating 100% of the price to Heroes for Children.
This type of giving shouldn’t surprise anyone. The late Harry himself started the company’s emphasis on supporting nonprofits. From 1949 to 1953, his “The Court of Jewels” toured cities to raise money for local charities. The headliner in the exhibition was the 45.52-carat Hope Diamond. And where is the Hope nowadays? No, it won’t be at Hold’Em For Heroes. It will be at the Smithsonian Institution, where it has resided since 1958 when Harry donated it for the legendary museum.