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Sean Payton and Aucoin Hart Foundation team up for Payton's "Play it Forward" benefit

Sean Payton to sign autographs and raffle Rolex watch to support families in need on Saturday, Sept. 21. The event is free to attend


The Aucoin Hart Foundation is teaming up with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton's "Play It Forward" Foundation for the fourth consecutive year to raffle off a stunning ladies Rolex watch with all proceeds benefiting New Orleans families and children in need.

The winner of this breath-taking timepiece will be chosen at Payton's free autograph signing event held at Aucoin Hart Jewelers on Metairie Road on Saturday, September Sept. 21 from 1-3 p.m.

The Rolex watch, valued at $18,350, is a 31mm ladies Stainless Steel Datejust showcasing a Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial, an 18k white gold diamond bezel and an oyster bracelet, world-renowned for its timeless elegance, versatility and precision. Payton will pull the winning ticket at precisely 3 p.m.

Raffle tickets for the ladies diamond Rolex timepiece are now on sale at Aucoin Hart Jewelers, located at 1525 Metairie Rd., Metairie, La., by calling 504-834-9999, and can be purchased online at Tickets are $20 each or six for $100. One hundred percent of the proceeds generated from the raffle will support Payton's "Play It Forward" Foundation.

"This is a truly eye-catching piece of jewelry that will look great on the wrist of any Saint's fan," said Tommy Aucoin Jr., President of Aucoin Hart Jewelers, the exclusive Jeweler of the New Orleans Saints.[internal-link-placeholder-0] "We are proud to host this great benefit once again with the Coach's "Play it Forward" Foundation where we get to raise much needed funds for families and children in the New Orleans area."

Prior to drawing the winning ticket, Payton will be at the store to greet fans, take pictures and sign autographs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Additionally, a Saints helmet autographed by Lance Moore and a framed lithograph named "A Fresh Breeze" by Rick Rush and signed by Payton will also be up for raffle. The winner does not need to be present to win the Rolex. Winners of the other raffles do not need to be present.

In addition to the diamond bezel ladies Rolex watch, the raffle winner will also receive two tickets to Payton's "Play It Forward" Foundation's "Black & Gold Gala" to be held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

"The money raised from this year's Gala will go to Feed the Children, the John Besh Foundation and the Saints Courage House," said Payton. "The 'Play it Forward' Foundation has always been, and still remains, committed to providing assistance to the children all along the Gulf Coast that are in need."

For more information on Payton's event at Aucoin Hart, and for more information and pictures of the Rolex watch, fans can visit

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