Date — 7 October, 2011
IWC and Laureus
Gilbert Gress, Baschi and Rainer Maria Salzgeber
Fabian Cancellara and his wife
On October 2nd, high profile guests gathered in Zürich, Switzerland, to support the The Laureus Foundation Switzerland for disabled teens and children.
Founded by IWC Schaffhausen and Mercedes-Benz Switzerland, the activities of the Swiss arm of the Laureus Sport for Good. The foundation launched in June 2007, and support national sports projects for disabled or disadvantaged young people in pursuit of exceptional sports goals.
For the fifth consecutive year, these youths met national and International sports legends and respected business leaders, who all express a common commitment to their cause. We are proud to announce that at the event, 450 guests donates 360’500 Swiss francs. Among the guests were Rainer Maria Salzberger, the event moderator, Swiss rapper Bligg, Ski Racing champion Marc Girardelli, TV host Bernhard Russi, Football legend Gilbert Gress, and IWC CEO Georges Kern.
IWC is proud to be associated with The Laureus Foundation, and is looking forward to another wonderful year.
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