21 January, 2013
The legendary Austrian ski race known as ‘The White Ring’ was held this weekend and helped to raise an astonishing €30,000 for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Germany.
Taking place in Lech Zürs am Arlberg, 1,000 participants took part in what is the longest ski race in the world with 22 kilometers of pistes.
Also racing was a Mercedes-Benz/Laureus-Team including Laureus Ambassador Stefan Blöcher.
Also in action form the Laureus family in other teams were Laureus Ambassadors Jens Lehmann and Christa Kinshofer.
The donation comes thanks to Laureus Global Partner Mercedes-Benz, Tyrolean walnut oil, Telequest, the Hotel Aurelio - Official Home of Laureus Sport for Good Austria - as well as the ski resort Lech, the official region partner of Laureus.
"It's great that the ski race can once again bring such a significant donation to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation together. Close co-operation for our Laureus Foundation is of great importance and we are delighted to work with the Hotel Aurelio Lech and two such committed partners," explained Stefanie Möllenkamp, ??director of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Germany.
Laureus Ambassador Christa Kinshofer, who was taking part in the race for a third time, said: "Skiing is still a passion of mine - but I also hope to do something good. As an ambassador for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, I can connect both to each other. I am pleased that my participation in the race can do something to help underprivileged children and young people. In particular, we have a ski project here in Austria that we support throughout the year. The Laureus Schneetigers (snow tigers) work with children and young people with disabilities and give them access to winter sports - this money we have collected will benefit them. “