MartinPatrick 3, Baccarat, John Varvatos, and Essential Homme come together again to benefit Athlete Ally with Major League Soccer midfielder Collin Martin. Purchase a Baccarat glass for $50 that evening and those proceeds will go to Athlete Ally. Athlete Ally is a non-profit whose mission is to end the rampant homophobia and transphobia in sport and to activate the athletic community to exercise their leadership to champion LGBTQ+ equality.
Athlete Ally, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, works to end the structural and systemic oppression that isolates, excludes and endangers LGBTQ people in sport. To commend and celebrate the organization, John Varvatos, Baccarat, Essential Homme Magazine, MartinPatrick 3, and Collin Martin have come together to give back. That evening, a signature cocktail called the Collin Martin will be sold in a Baccarat tumbler attendees can take home for $50. Baccarat will donate 100% of those proceeds to Athlete Ally. MartinPatrick 3 will donate 20% of the profits of that evening to Athlete Ally, which makes for the perfect evening to holiday shop while giving back.
In addition to the signature cocktail, there will be light bites for guests and a live DJ playing classic hits. Starting at 8 p.m. brand manager/apparel buyer Erick DeLeon of MartinPatrick 3 will thank everyone for coming. Jim Shreve, President & CEO, North America of Baccarat will speak to why this evening is important to the brand. Hudson Taylor, founder, executive director, and board member of Athlete Ally will explain the mission and goals of the foundation. At this time, Baccarat will present Collin Martin, the man of the hour, with a crystal soccer ball trophy, signifying his contributions to equality in sports. At this time, attendees will be encouraged to photograph the experience and share on social media, tagging all involved brands to spread Athlete Ally's mission. A posted and tagged photo will put attendees in the running for luxe prizes, one of which being a Baccarat Everyday set valued at $470. Finally, Collin Martin will speak to what the evening and the foundation means to him.