The 2006/2007 season was the first season during which Right To Play was regularly represented in international skiing. The main pillars of the program consisted of collaboration with Worldloppet, FIS World Cup organizers in Switzerland, Norway and Germany, and a special project with the Schladming (AUT) Night Race.
Within Worldloppet, the Tartu Maraton (EST) and Birkebeinerrennet (NOR) each donated starting places, which Right To Play sold on to participants for fundraising purposes. The FIS World Cup organizers in Wengen, Adelboden, Lenzerheide, St. Moritz (all SUI), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) and Holmenkollen (NOR) provided Right To Play with VIP tickets and accommodation which were sold through the www.righttoplay-ski.com web site. The World Cup organizers in Schladming together with Ã–SV supported Right To Play with a fundraising project for Thai refugees that raised â‚¬ 13.000 on the night of the race.
â€œRight To Play would like to take this opportunity of recognizing Worldloppet, its individual member races and the partnering FIS World Cup Organizers and their National Ski Associations for their generosity and support,â€ said Jorn Kasine, Manager FIS Relations at Right To Play Switzerland. â€We believe that Right To Play can add great value by using its channels to help promote skiing events,â€ he added. â€œThis year we were met with great goodwill by the skiing community. We are grateful for this and look forward to developing cooperation in the coming seasons.â€
For the full Right To Play FIS skiing activity report, please click here . For more information on Right To Play, please visit www.righttoplay.com or www.righttoplay.ch .