National Merit Scholarship
CITIZEN is proud to introduce a new scholarship program to support academic achievement throughout the country. The company will present a cash award to a student in each of the 50 states based on the student’s academic accomplishment under the auspices of National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
These new awards, named the National Merit Citizen Eco-Drive Scholarships, will be given to high school students graduating with the class of 2013. Along with achieving excellent academic records, there is a preference for student recipients who were also members of their high school sponsored sports teams. As part of Citizen’s international media ad campaign, Unstoppable, which attributes to the continual drive and success of certain athletic individuals, CITIZEN is proud to award this scholarship to select students to fuel that unstoppable passion within them – the drive to succeed.
In addition to receiving this prestigious cash scholarship, each student will be awarded with a CITIZEN timepiece and have their name featured in a national ad created by CITIZEN in the Wall Street Journal.
Internships within Citizen Watch Company of America will also be offered to the winners.
CITIZEN skate ahead with five ISU official sponsorship competitions.
CITIZEN remains the proud sponsor of the five applauded ISU (International Skating Union) official figure skating games held this winter, kicking off with the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final which includes the ISU World Figure Skating Championships. Beginning December 5th to the 8th at Fukuoka, Japan, the Grand Prix will host winners from the preliminary rounds held in the US, Canada, China, France, Russia and Japan. This year’s finals are especially auspicious as these competitions take place ahead of the much anticipated 2014 Winter Olympics.
As official sponsor for this year’s finals, CITIZEN remains the longest running sponsor for the ISU, having continuously supported the international competition since 1982. For CITIZEN, figure skating represents similar ideals in their product development philosophy of ”The Fusion of Technology and Beauty”, where skillful movement, well-timed coordination and passionate elegance are key virtues.
Crafting world-winning timepieces for more than 80 years, the brand continues to hone its skills and deliver virtuoso performances with breakthrough designs and technologies. Two such remarkable innovations are the Eco-Drive technology that powers watches using any light source, and the Eco-Drive Satellite Wave which receives time signals from orbital satellites anywhere in the world. CITIZEN believes their unprecedented experience and discipline in watchmaking make them a perfect fit for the sport of international figure skating.
The ISU Schedule is as follows:
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2013-2014
Date : 5th – 8th December 2013
City : Fukuoka, Japan
ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2014
Date : 13th – 19th January 2014
City : Budapest, Hungary
ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2014
Date : 20th – 26th January 2014
City : Taipei, Taiwan
ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2014
Date : 10th – 16th March 2014
City : Sofia, Bulgaria
ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2014
Date : 24th – 30th March 2014
City : Saitama, Japan
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Citizen Watch Company is proud to be the Official Timepiece of the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.
Charlotte Motor Speedway is home to many motor events including several NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup races, the prestigious Coca-Cola 600 which is held on Memorial Day Weekend, the Sprint Cup All Star Race , and the Bank of America 500 in October.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Bojangles Pole Night/UNOH Southern Slam 150
Thursday October 10, 2013 7:10 PM
Bank of America 500
Saturday October 12, 2013 7:30 PM
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Dollar General 300
Friday, October 11, 2013 7:30 PM
In the world of sports, athletes and timekeepers share a lot in common. That is why Citizen Watch Company proudly celebrates its 21st year as the Official Timekeeper of the US Open Tennis Championships. Every year, the first two weeks in September are reserved for the US Open Tennis Championships. This is the season-ending Grand Slam event in men’s and women’s professional tennis; it is the highest profile tennis tournament of the year. With court-side clocks tracking match time and stadium scoreboards to display match results, CITIZEN plays an integral role every year at the US Open Tennis Championships, and CITIZEN match time displays have recorded the match time of some of the longest Grand Slam matches in history.
We are also proud to be the official sponsor of Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day, as well as the Exclusive Timekeeper and Official Sponsor of the Western and Southern Open, and the New Haven Open at Yale.
US OPEN WATCHES
Citizen Eco-Drive has created two new timepieces for the 2013 US Open.
The tennis-themed watches are emblazoned with the official USTA logo and feature tennis racquet-inspired textural elements on both the dial and the bezel. One watch features red and blue accents on the dial and has a blue canvas strap with red and white stitching, and the other features grey and blue accents on the dial with a red canvas strap with blue and white stitching. Both feature Citizen’s unstoppable Eco-Drive light-powered technology. They are crafted of stainless steel with 42 mm cases and retail for $149.00. They are available for purchase on the Citizen Watch Company website; www.citizenwatch.com., on the grounds of the US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York; at USTAShop.com; at select Macy’s locations and on macys.com, and also at Amazon.com.
In conjunction with the release of this limited series watch a donation has been made to USTA Serves, whose mission is to support, monitor, and promote programs that enhance the lives of at-risk children and individuals with disabilities through the integration of tennis and education.