Together with Official Global Eyewear Partner 100%, Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) today announced the first in a series of donation opportunities, with an online auction in which 2 winning bidders will each received a pair of Fernando Tatis 23 Ultra-Limited Edition 24K Gold Sunglasses.
Designed by 100% in collaboration with San Diego Padres super-star Fernando Tatis Jr., each pair features a brilliant 24-karat frame and gold-coated performance lens. Only fifty (50) of these unique sunglasses (valued at $750 each) have been produced, and each is individually numbered.
CAF will host an online auction beginning August 17, 2021, and will feature two (2) of the 50 Ultra-Limited Edition 24K Gold S3 Sunglasses. Bids will start at $750 and all proceeds from the promotion will benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation, supporting athletes with physical challenges through sports. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances the quality of life.
“We’re excited to have such an amazing ambassador like Fernando Tatis Jr., and we’re confident that the fundraising generated from these special 24K Gold sunglasses will help us make an additional significant contribution to the Challenged Athletes Foundations’ incredible mission,” said 100% Co-Founder and CEO Ludo Boinnard.
“What CAF, 100% and Fernando Tatis Jr. have in common—changing the game with determination and an unrelenting belief in oneself—and the funds raised from this unique collaboration will help instill that self-confidence and fighting spirit in more youth athletes with physical challenges,” said CAF Senior Director of Marketing Laura Wolf Stein.
TATIS 23 ULTRA-LIMITED 24K GOLD S3® SUNGLASSES
In addition to its breathtaking 24K gold-coated performance lens, each piece carries Fernando’s “FT” brand and is numbered “## of 50”. A 24K seal is etched onto the gold lens, and the eyewear is presented in a packaged kit which also includes commemorative cards with Fernando’s signature. This 24K gold S3® eyewear is only available for purchase via a charitable donation starting at $500 each.
CAF’s auction is currently live, and will be accepting bids until October 3, 2021, 11:59pm PT. As mentioned, this auction is the first of several donation opportunities to launch this exclusive eyewear.
Additionally, 100% has launched an online raffle in which participants may purchase a ticket for $23 to receive one (1) entry for a chance to win a pair of Tatis 23 Ultra-Limited 24K Gold S3 Sunglasses. This raffle is currently live, with an entry deadline of August 31, 2021, 8:00 pm PT.
More donation opportunities are being planned, with all proceeds benefitting Challenged Athletes Foundation. CAF has been a world leader for 28 years in helping people with physical disabilities get access to adaptive sports equipment and programming and lead active, healthy lives.