Marathon Scholars has dedicated itself to helping local students – with high-potential, but few resources – achieve their dream of a college education.  We have been humbled to have many local businesses joining us in this effort.  There are too many to list here, but we wanted to highlight a local retail establishment that illustrates this generosity.

Watchworks is a locally-owned and operated watch and jewelry store located in downtown Portland.  Alex and Maureen Hofberg opened the store in 1991 and proudly and passionately serve customers with high-quality time pieces and jewelry, and a staff which includes a certified goldsmith, gemologist, and appraiser.

“We are proud to be involved with Marathon Scholars and the local Portland community in this way,” said Alex.  “We take pride in our community and know the good that came come from hard work and dedication.  We applaud the efforts of the scholars and are pleased to be a part of their success.”

For this year’s auction, WatchWorks has graciously donated a fine women’s watch which will be the centerpiece of a “Time of your Life” auction package that is sure to delight. Visit to register for the event and ask your friends to join you.  As the event approaches we will give you a sneak peek at all the auction packages.  Join us for a great evening to celebrate and support a wonderful cause!