Munich, 20 September 2013
To say Oktoberfest is a pretty big deal in and around Munich is a bit of an understatement.
But this year, for Laureus Academy Members and Ambassadors from Germany and Austria, it is going to be extra special.
This weekend has seen the second Laureus Sport for Good weekend take place in Munich - a two-day event consisting of the Laureus Kids Day , the Laureus Sport for Good night and Laureus Golf Day.
The aim of the Laureus Sport for Good weekend is to generate donations for sport for development projects for disadvantaged children and young people supported by the Laureus Foundation Germany/Austria.
The weekend kicked off yesterday (Friday September 20) at Munich’s Olympic Park with kids and young people from the charity sports projects KidSwing, Kicking Girls, move & do and KICKFORMORE coming together with some very special people for training exercises.
The youngsters were joined by Laureus Ambassadors Verena Bentele , Fredi Bobic, Martin Braxenthaler , Jens Lehmann, Christa Kinshofer, Axel Schulz and Michael Teuber along with Sabine Christiansen, a board member of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Germany / Austria .
Fredi Bobic, who became a Laureus Ambassador earlier this year, said: "The heart of Laureus are children and the young people we support. It is for them that we are coming together at the Laureus Sport for Good Night and tomorrow at the Laureus Golf Tournament to raise donations. It is great to be here today with the kids to do sports and see their radiant faces.“
As part of the Kids Days the former alpine skier Christa also took over the patronage for the Laureus project "move & do".
"Move & do is a great Laureus project. The aim here is to give children and young people, through sport and outdoor education tasks, social skills such as conflict resolution abilities . I am very pleased to support this project as patron." said Christa Kinshofer .
The Laureus project works as a mobile unit visiting schools with pupils with behavioural problems. Through various tasks the project aims to strengthen the classroom unit and to tackle exclusion and bullying.
Later that day, the Laureus Ambassadors were joined by Laureus Academy Members Franz Beckenbauer, Boris Becker and Franz Klammer, and fellow Ambassadors Stefan blöcher , Felix Gottwald and Maria Hoefl-Riesch at the Laureus Sport for Good Night, which has become a valuable fundraising evening for the Foundation in Germany/Austria.