Donald Haack Diamonds & Fine Gems (www.donaldhaack.com) added to the thrill of the race as a course partner and sponsor of the 15th annual Queen’s Cup Steeplechase, held April 24 to benefit Make-A-Wish. In addition to being a course partner, Donald Haack Diamonds & Fine Gems sponsored the annual Hat Contest and provided all the trophies for the races, the hat contest and the IAMS Terrier Races. Julie Haack, president of Donald Haack Diamonds & Fine Gems joined Wylie Fox of Sonitrol in presenting The Queen’s Cup trophy to Danielle Hodsdon, jockey of the winning horse NationBuilder in a special ceremony in the Donald E. Haack Winners Circle. Attendees eagerly purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win one of the many great prizes, including an 18K two-tone gold diamond bracelet with alternating yellow and white sections of bead set diamonds with a retail value of $2,000 donated by Donald Haack Diamonds & Fine Gems. All proceeds from the raffle benefit Make-A-Wish. “We have been involved with the Queen’s Cup Steeplechase since its inception,” says Julie Haack, president of Donald Haack Diamonds & Fine Gems. “We are pleased to support this fine event and its contribution to local charities.” Founded in 1996, the Queen’s Cup Steeplechase is held annually on the last Saturday of April in Mineral Springs, N.C. The Queen’s Cup Steeplechase, produced by the Charlotte Steeplechase Association, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has raised over $450,000 for its charities since 1996. The Association has significantly benefited some wonderful charities over the years including Hospice of Union County, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Catawba Lands Conservancy and since 2008, Make-A-Wish. Donald Haack Diamonds & Fine Gems – recipient of the 2007 Charlotte Ethics in Business Award and the national 2007 American Business Ethics Award – offers the finest jewelry at sensible prices, customizes jewelry designs, provides thorough jewelry appraisal services, executes high quality jewelry repair, and buys and sells diamonds and gold using personal, long-term connections to diamond and fine gem suppliers around the world. A well-established tradition in Charlotte, Donald Haack Diamonds & Fine Gems and its team of specially trained and educated staff have offered expertise unmatched in the region for more than 25 years. Visit www.donaldhaack.com or call 704-365-4400 for more information.