The tenth annual legendary Austrian ski race known as ‘The White Ring’ was again held last weekend and was able to raise an astonishing €70,000 for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Austria.
Taking place in Lech Zürs am Arlberg, participants took part in what is the longest ski race in the world with 22 kilometres of pistes.
In three teams, around 1,000 participants completed the race, and among them were Laureus Ambassadors Christa Kinshofer, Jens Lehmann and Stefan Blöcher.
The money raised comes from the generous donation of Laureus Global Partner Mercedes-Benz, Tyrolean Walnut Oil, Air Independence, Betsafe, 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 thanks to the ski race, another significant donation has been raised for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Events like these are important for Laureus Austria as we want to continue to grow, especially in Austria. We are delighted to have the support of both the region and the Hotel Aurelio Lech as committed partners "said Paul Schif, Managing Director of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Germany / Austria.
Laureus Ambassador Christa Kinshofer, who took fifth place in the ski race said: "Skiing is still a passion of mine - but it is great to do good at the same time. As an Ambassador for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, I can combine the two. I am glad that my participation in the race is able make a difference to the socially disadvantaged children and young people that we help. Above all, we have here in Austria the Laureus supported “Snow Tiger”, a ski project which provides help to children and young people with disabilities and gives them access to otherwise difficult winter sports. The money that we have collected will directly benefit them, as well as other projects.”
The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation uses sport as the means to improve the lives of young people everywhere. Laureus Ambassadors, such Christa Kinshofer and Jens Lehmann, volunteer their time to assist the work of the Foundation. Since its inception Laureus has raised over €60 million and currently supports more than 150 projects around the world, which have helped to improve the lives of millions of children.