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Free skis for children in the region

The Benedictine Abbey of Admont and Kaiserau Tourismus GmbH provide 300 pairs of skis and ski boots free of charge to local kindergartens and primary schools.

Free skis for children in the region

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Sport strengthens the immune system, boosts circulation and is a good balance to the often stressful everyday life. Even at a young age. The only downside is the often high cost of equipment. In order to help parents make exercise in the great outdoors appealing to their children, the Benedictine Abbey of Admont and Kaiserau Tourismus GmbH have come up with a very special Christmas surprise this year: 300 pairs of skis and ski boots will be given to all nursery schools and first and second classes of primary schools in the municipalities of Admont and Ardning. "The children and families in the region are very important to us. With this project, we want to provide further support and help families with the often expensive purchase of ski equipment," says Gerhard Hafner OSB, Abbot of the Benedictine Abbey of Admont.

"Admont Abbey has invested around 1.5 million euros in the Kaiserau family and leisure paradise over the last four years. The "Kaiserau-Ski" project is another initiative of our organisation, which is intended to show how important the region and its development are to us," says Franz Pichler LL.M., Economic Director of Admont Abbey.

The handover of the "Kaiserau Skis" will take place on 19 December in a festive setting in the main ballroom of Admont Abbey Grammar School. Afterwards, the children can use their new ski equipment free of charge for the entire winter season. The ski service is also free of charge, as the costs are borne by the local authorities. The PÖRL shop in Admont has also been won as a co-operation partner.

And other sponsors have also been found: "We are supported by the federal government, the state and the European Union via the LEADER funding programme for this unique campaign," says Kaiserau Managing Director Mario Brandmüller. "At Kaiserau, we attach great importance to moderate pricing. Skiing should not become a luxury, but should remain affordable fun for the whole family. With this project, we are setting another example in this respect," says Brandmüller.

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