Tennis pro Angelique Kerber visits Leipzig factoryLeipzig. A Macan for a good cause. With the motto “Bienvenue à la vie” (“Welcome to Life”) the Leipzig Opera Ball was held yesterday, Saturday 24 September. The sports car manufacturer traditionally donates the top prize of the raffle: this year it was a 256 PS Macan in Signal Yellow. “The Macan stands for the success story of the Porsche factory in Leipzig,” says Albrecht Reimold, Member of the Executive Board for Production and Logistics, Porsche AG. He handed over the keys to the lucky winner, Jana Bierkämper from Leipzig.
Porsche has held the role of presenter of the event since 2013, with its good cause being the main focus of the partnership. On the evening of the ball, Porsche announced that it would be presenting the Leipzig Opera Ball once again in the coming year. Albrecht Reimold: “In previous years our top prizes helped generate record revenues for the foundation ‘Leipzig hilft Kindern’. A tremendous success that we wish to continue by renewing our commitment.” Gerd Rupp, Chairman of the Management Board of Porsche Leipzig GmbH, adds: “This year we celebrate 20 years of production in Leipzig. A milestone that would not have been possible without the support of the citizens of the city and the region. Our commitment to the children and young people of Leipzig is therefore a project that is close to our hearts.”
Social topics have always been a central aspect of the Leipzig Opera Ball. This is also supported by tennis professional and Porsche brand ambassador Angelique Kerber. “The Leipzig Opera Ball is a wonderful event that supports a great cause. The proceeds from the raffle will make many projects for Leipzig children and youths possible. I am very happy to support this,” says Angelique Kerber. While visiting the metropolis in Saxony, the tennis player and mother-to-be took the opportunity to visit the Leipzig Porsche factory before attending the Opera Ball. The three-time Grand Slam winner made a tour of the factory and was presented with a “Baby Porsche” in Signal Yellow.
This year, all proceeds from the Opera Ball raffle are once again going to the “Leipzig hilft Kindern” foundation, to which charitable organisations can submit their projects all year round. Those under consideration this year include the “German Sign Language for Everyone” project of the Montessori Kinderhaus in Bothestrasse and the “Leipzig helps Ukraine e.V.” association that organises German courses for refugee children and helps them transition to local schools.
The commitment of Porsche in Leipzig covers a wide spectrum of activities in the areas of culture, sport, the environment, as well as social and educational needs. In the culture sector, for example, along with the Leipzig Opera Ball the company supports the Gewandhausorchester and is the main sponsor of the popular “Klassik airleben” open-air concert series.
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Tennis pro Angelique Kerber visits Leipzig factory