Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter Designated Charity for International Diamond Center Raffle at the Savannah Diamond Dash on October 20

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, a temporary shelter and outreach service that serves youth from Savannah and the surrounding area, is the designated charity for the International Diamond Center Raffle which will be held at the Savannah Diamond Dash on October 20, 2012.

The Savannah Diamond Dash is a one-day, real-world treasure hunt around the city in which couples use their cell phones to solve challenges and uncover clues. The International Diamond Center has partnered with the Google-backed mobile gaming company, SCVNGR to create the Diamond Dash. The winning team will be awarded a grand prize of a $12,000 cushion cut Henri Daussi diamond engagement ring. Couples can register for the Diamond Dash by visiting  and submitting their love stories.

The day’s festivities will also include a raffle featuring a pair of 3 carat diamond drop earrings in 14k white gold donated by the International Diamond Center. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter. Ticket sales have begun for the raffle of the 3 carat diamond earrings, which will be raffled at the Savannah Diamond Dash on October 20. Stop by International Diamond Center, 349 Mall Blvd., to purchase your tickets. Tickets are $5 each, three for $10 or 10 for $20.

“The Savannah International Diamond Center is honored to donate the proceeds from the Raffle for the 3 carat diamond earrings to Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter,” said Jesse McCain, General Manager of the Savannah International Diamond Center. “Park Place Outreach has helped so many youth in our community and beyond. We believe strongly in their mission and hope others in the community will join us in supporting this worthwhile cause.”

About Park Place Outreach, Inc.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter provides support for troubled children and teens from Savannah and the surrounding area. The shelter is open 24 hours a day to youth in crisis, adolescents who are homeless, young people who have been abused, runaway youth, or those who may be contemplating how to run away. Opened in 1984 as Marshlands Foundation, Inc. (dba the Savannah Runaway Home), Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter provides counseling and other services to boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families whenever possible.

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This program is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, USDA Breakfast/Lunch Program, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Department of Human Services, City of Savannah, United Way, FEMA and other community resources. For more information, please visit . An informational video about Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is available at YouTube by searching for “Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter.”

About International Diamond Center
Originally founded in 1983 as a wholesale jeweler selling to larger retailers, International Diamond Center has expanded to include showrooms throughout the Tampa, Orlando, and Savannah areas. Since our founding, we’ve worked to establish relationships that have helped us to become a reputable source of diamonds and other brilliant gems from around the world. Today, customers who make us their jeweler can shop our incredible selection of loose diamonds, as well as an unparalleled inventory of designer bridal pieces, such as Tacori, Veraggio, Henri Daussi, Michael M., Artcarved and many others, custom bridal jewelry, high-end watches, and more.

Founded in 2008 by a 19-year-old Princeton dropout, SCVNGR has grown into a mobile gaming company with partners in over 12,000 locations. SCVNGR is played by completing challenges from your cell phone at different locations to earn points that can be redeemed for real world rewards. SCVNGR is funded by Google Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Balderton Capital.

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