85th anniversary of Lauberhorn races for the benefit of Right to Play

13 August 2014 15:31
Wengen, site of the Lauberhorn races
Wengen, site of the Lauberhorn races -
Agence Zoom

On Saturday, 6th September, the famed Lauberhorn Alpine race in Wengen (SUI) will mark its 85th anniversary in a unique fashion.

Instead of professional skiers racing the clock down the longest course on the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup tour, they will instead be chasing a golf ball down the course in a charity tournament with the proceeds going to the Right to Play Foundation.

Former Lauberhorn podium skiers, in addition to other prominent athletes will take part in the tournament. The course features six holes and begins at the start house of the race and works its way down the race course, for example, the fourth hole begins at the famous Hundschopf jump.

The golf tournament was held already in 2004 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Lauberhorn race and was such a success that the Organisers decided to bring it back a decade later.

All proceeds from the tournament will go to Right to Play. The organisation’s aim is to teach children essential life skills that will help them overcome the effects of poverty, conflict and disease so that they can create better futures and drive lasting social change in their communities and beyond. Founded in 2000 by four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur Johann Olav Koss, the programmes are facilitated by more than 13,500 local volunteer coaches and more than 600 international staff.

For further information, visit here: http://lauberhorn.ch/de/home/news/Newsmeldung?newsid=284