Cory Schifter, owner of Casale Jewelers, is hosting the fifth annual Race for the Ring where one lucky couple will win a Verragio style D-114 from the Parisian Collection set with a Stunning Cushion cut diamond in the Center valued at $10,000. Each year has a different spin and Schifter and the race sponsors feel this will be there best year yet.
To enter the contest, couple are required submit their photo on a Facebook Photo Contest App that can be found on the Casale Facebook page or by clicking here http://bit.ly/1IczdJq. Starting February 13th, couples will encourage family and friends to vote every 24 hours until the end of day February 28th. The top 20 couples with the most “votes” will move on to the next round.
Schifter shared, “We’re promoting teamwork. What better way to start a life together than racing as a perfect team?” Schifter is passionate about this event and looks forward to sharing a special moment with the winning couple. He’s also gathered a team of Staten Island based event specialists who will sponsor contests and prizes for the contestants. In addition to Nicotra’s Ballroom, other participating businesses are: Hilton Garden Inn, Partners in Sound Productions, A.F. Bennett, Clark’s House of Flowers, Uniquely Yours, Joey G. Memories Photo and Video and Dante Tuxedos.
As part of the contest, Schifter also coordinates a Comedy Night to benefit local charities in which he acknowledges the couples and raises money to give back to the local community. “In the last 4 years, we have raised over $50,000 for local charities here on Staten Island. It’s a great way to not only help one lucky couple take their relationship to the next level, but also to help a local charity here on Staten Island.” The date for the Comedy Night is April 8th at Lorenzo’s in the Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island.
“An engagement is something special that couples will remember for the rest of their lives. This is something they can talk about for years to come.” Cory says, “The contest is like any relationship: you have to put in a lot of effort for it to work, but in the end you learn to work together. Plus, one lucky couple will start their lives together with a Verragio $10,000 ring.”
Established in 1986, Casale Jewelers is one of the leading family operated retail jewelry stores on Staten Island. Casale Jewelers voted a “Top 5 Small Business in the Nation” by American Express and Facebook and “Best Company to Work For” in 2011. They have built a relationship with the community through their Dongan Hills store as well as through charitable works.