SOURCE: Banneker, Inc.

Banneker, Inc.

June 14, 2010 09:23 ET

Snoop Dogg Kicks Off National "Seniors Who Graduate" Program

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - June 14, 2010) - Banneker, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BANI) -- Snoop Dogg kicked off his national program, "Seniors Who Graduate," by donating Banneker's Class of 2010 graduation jewelry -- rings, watches, earring and medallions -- last Friday, June 11 at Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, CA where he graduated from in 1993.

Through this program, Snoop Dogg will work with other celebrities, athletes, entertainers, corporations and their CEOs to gift Banneker, Inc.'s graduation jewelry to seniors who graduate. Jewelry will be given to students in areas where the dropout rates are most prevalent and with the program expanding across the country to other areas.

Snoop Dogg and Banneker Watches realize the additional incentive needed for students to strive to graduate from high school. Dropout rates are declining more and more. Snoop Dogg's philosophy is that charity starts at home and then spreads abroad. This is why he chose to gift Long Beach Polytechnic High School first. There are 1,114 graduates from Polytechnic this 2010 school year. There are five young men and 12 young women who are graduating as valedictorians with 4.0 grade point averages. Banneker's CEO, Derrick M. Holmes, stated that he is elated to work with Snoop Dogg, and Otis Williams particularly because they all share the same vision of motivating young men and women to graduate from high school. Banneker, Inc. will be working closely with Snoop Dogg to bring in other key individuals to make this a nationwide initiative.

Check out Snoop's shout out to Long Beach Polytechnic High on Banneker Watches' YouTube channel and some pictures of the CEO of Banneker, Inc. presenting graduates with their Class of 2010 gear on Facebook. Follow Banneker Watches on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

About Banneker, Inc.

Banneker is a designer and distributor of unique watches and clocks initially aimed at watch connoisseurs and affluent African-American families. Banneker Watches is uniquely positioned to access this market because its name is based on historical figure Benjamin Banneker who is an African-American that created the first clock made in America entirely out of wood. In his honor, all of our timepieces will feature luxury woods.