Winter sports for all – season’s greetings from TechnoAlpin

Christmas is just around the corner and TechnoAlpin would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Many winter sports enthusiasts are currently having fun in the snow on the ski slopes everywhere in the northern hemisphere. This is our opportunity to spread the spirit of Christmas again this year.

TechnoAlpin has been donating its budget for Christmas gifts to support various projects around the world for some years now. We have been supporting a special awareness project for schools in 2018 which was set up by the A.S.D SPORT X ALL - Hans Erlacher Team initiative. The project is also backed by the Paralympic Committee. The team has been working for several years on this project which aims to increase awareness and understanding of people with disabilities in general and in winter sports in particular. 

The project will arrange for 300 children from six different schools to go to the World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup in Sella Nevea (ITA). The 300 children come from different schools in the Italian provinces of Gorizia, Udine and Trieste, and also from Slovenia. An Argentinian exchange class will also take part in the project. The Para World Cup opener in Sella Nevea from December 17 to 22, 2018 is the highlight of the project featuring various events including workshops in the schools. “We believe that this is a valuable experience for the children and young people which they will remember forever in terms of encountering difference and coming face to face with the unfamiliar. This will change their understanding and their approach to tackling challenges, managing them and overcoming them in life,” said Luca Pancalli, President of the Italian Paralympic Committee, confident of positive outcomes.

Unfortunately, making this exchange possible for so many children and young people is very expensive. The organizers have to finance all the transport, catering, workshops and fees themselves. We are happy to be able to support the organizers financially so that they can spread the values of inclusion and cohesion, both at Christmas and well into the future.

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