Today we announced the next influencer participant in our Signature Series program - Chris Paul, eight-time All Star. This exclusive wine program was created to give celebrities and public personas a platform to pursue a positive purpose. For each Signature Series, ONEHOPE Wine carefully selects participants who fit the brand’s passion and mission to serve a greater good. An avid philanthropist, Chris Paul embodies the spirit of ONEHOPE's Signature Series program through his support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, LA's BEST, The Reachability Foundation and other worthy initiatives.
“It has always been a priority for me to give back and have a great impact on the community – that is why my foundation chose to team up with ONEHOPE. By purchasing a bottle of ONEHOPE Napa Valley Signature Pinot Noir you are helping to make a difference for some very special kids through the Chris Paul Family Foundation, which helps to promote education, health, sports, and social responsibility for youth and families. I want to thank you for supporting a cause that has been close to me and my family for many years,” Paul said.
This exclusive ONEHOPE Napa Valley Signature Pinot Noir is handcrafted in collaboration with consulting winemaker Rob Mondavi, Jr. Dark ruby in color, the 2011 ONEHOPE Napa Valley Signature Pinot Noir fills the palate with complex flavors of raspberry, ripe cherry and toasted vanilla. The lingering layers of allspice and eucalyptus balance the liquid to create a velvety finish.
Half of the profits from each purchase of this bottle will directly benefit youth and families, through the Chris Paul Family Foundation. Impacting the communities it serves by enhancing and promoting education, health, sports and social responsibility for youth and families, every three bottles sold will send one child to technology and enrichment camps through the Foundation. Each bottle retails at $60.00 and is available online at http://www.onehopewine.com/signature-series/chris-paul/
“We are thrilled to work with Chris Paul and the Chris Paul Family Foundation on this collaboration,” stated Melissa Lake, Executive Director of the ONEHOPE Foundation. “It is an incredible opportunity to help children learn and be exposed to new experiences, and we love when prominent athletes are willing to use their spotlight to help such worthy causes.”
Establishing the Chris Paul Family Foundation in 2005, in honor of his late grandfather, Chris’ work with the organization and emphasis on community involvement has won the foundation the NBA’s Community Assist Award four times. One of his most valued accomplishments is the creation of the Nathaniel Jones Scholarship, given annually to two students from North Carolina to attend Wake Forest University on an academic and athletic scholarship.
For each Signature Series, the selected influencers play an integral role in helping to develop the product from start to finish. The end result is a mutual commitment between ONEHOPE and the featured influencer to join together and raise awareness for a great cause through a quality product. Previous Signature Series collaborations include The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw and musician Darius Rucker.