The H.H. Brown Shoe Company recently announced that FACE, the
Footwear Association Charity Event, will be held this fall in Zhongshan, China.
Formerly the H.H. Brown Charity Invitational Golf Tournament, FACE unites footwear industry leaders and dignitaries from the US, China, and around the world in an effort to build a brighter future for China’s youth. The organization has raised over $2 million since the inaugural event in 2005.
Established by H.H. Brown, Daphne, one of China’s largest footwear retailers, and other industry partners, FACE is devoted to improving the lives of China’s needy children. Proceeds from the event will support vital organizations that provide accessible healthcare, education, and social outreach to infants and children in need.
This year’s event will support The Harvard School of Public Health’s China Initiative, The Two Ten Footwear Foundation, The Zhongshan Young Volunteers Association, The Soong Ching Ling Foundation, The Children’s Welfare Institution of Dongguan City, and The China Welfare Fund for the Handicapped — charities renowned for their innovative efforts in providing both immediate relief and long-term support.
“FACE is committed to bringing about positive change in the countries where we do business. Our mission is to give China’s young people the strong foundation they need for a healthy, sustainable future, and the charities we support reflect that,” says Jim Issler, FACE President and H.H. Brown President & CEO. “Through the China Initiative, the Harvard School of Public Health is making tremendous strides in public healthcare, and Two Ten is dedicated to helping families in the footwear industry. Today the work of all our charitable partners is more important than ever. With the generosity of our sponsors and donors, we hope to raise $1 million this year.”
The FACE golf tournament and celebration will take place at the Agile Country Club in Zhongshan, one of China’s top golf complexes, on October 29-31, 2008.
For more information about the event, to inquire about sponsorship, or to make a donation, please contact John Sweeney at (978) 933-4866 or visit http://www.facefootwear.org.
FACE is a pending 501(c)(3) charitable organization registered in the state of Connecticut.
Contact: John Sweeney,
FACE Board of Directors,
CTO & VP, Media Services, H.H. Brown