„Dein Winter. Dein Sport e.V.“ also provided support once again this year with donations. "Intersport Skihütte“ lent helmets, skis, pole, shoes, and snowboards at reduced rates. ISPO MUNICH contributed snow sports equipment and snow sports apparel.
The bus trip, ski pass, and lunch were also free. The instructors from the skiing-club „Forstenried-Gauting“ volunteered for skiing and snowboarding classes. The DLSV ski school Reit im Winkl made its play area available for the 49 participants from Munich’s children's home Kindl-Heim Harlaching.
A day without worries
This year, too, many of the participants were refugees. On the practice slop in Reit im Winkl, they were able to leave their worries behind for an entire day and get to know winter sports with other kids their age. This kind of carefree day with lots of exercise can help with overcoming trauma, especially for the young refugees.
“Our heartfelt thanks go out to all of our donors and partners, who are all that made it possible to get the children and young people into the snow. That way, integration can succeed through sports,” says Thomas Schiffelmann, initiator of the project and founder of the Snowsports Foundation.