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84'500 Swiss Francs to Right To Play from FIS Hilton Charity Gala
Last Saturday, 8th October, saw the Hilton Charity Gala take place, organized in partnership among Hotel Hilton Zurich Airport, FIS and Right To Play.The evening was a great success and raised a total donation of CHF 84'500 for the FIS partner charity, Right To Play.
Guests enjoyed a high class 5 course dinner and were treated to a highly entertaining evening led by Markus Othmer, a well-known German TV and event moderator. Marco Büchel, former top athlete and a Right To Play Athlete Ambassador, joined him during the auction and together they led the fund-raising auction.
There were a number of exclusive ‘money can't buy‘ items such as a 2-day ski touring trip with Bernhard Russi, a day of skiing with Aksel Lund Svindal, another Right To Play athlete ambassador, which alone raised CHF 20'000, a private clinic and round of golf with Swiss golf champion Nora Angehrn, a pair of Didier Defago's downhill skis, skis signed by Dario Cologna and Carlo Janka, and many more exciting items. Guests who bought tombola tickets took home great prizes ranging from a helicopter ride to exclusive sport items, Audi test drives and Hilton weekend packages in Rome, Munich and Evian.
Special thanks belong to the Hilton suppliers who contributed significantly by donating food and beverages, as well as to the dedicated Hilton team which worked on a voluntary basis during the evening. A special mention should also be made to all the other companies who kindly donated items for the tombola and auction snabling such a significant amount to be raised for Right To Play.
FIS, Right To Play and the Hilton Zurich Airport, would also like to thank all guests for having made this charity gala such an unforgettable event. The overall target for the charity was exceeded by far and will go directly to support many vulnerable children and youth. When children play, the world wins!
Contributed by Edwina Fordyce