SkiStar Swedish Open Charity Work
The SkiStar Swedish Open has a successful charity program. Last year's SkiStar Swedish Open, together with its partners, supported organisations helped foundations with donations of more than SEK 900,000.
The SkiStar Swedish Open has supported cancer research with different kind of actions. It started in 2007 together with Swedish artist Ernst Billgren. He designed a bracelet called “Net roll” that was sold at the Båstad tennis arena. The bracelet is a symbol of a situation where a small contribution can make a difference between winning or losing. Its purpose is to raise awareness that we can all make a difference. This is an annual activity and all the proceeds are dedicated to the research of all types of cancer.
The SkiStar Swedish Open has also donated SEK 100,000 to the Stefan Paulssons Memorial cancer fund and will continue to donate SEK 50,000 every year in the years to come.
Another activity for raising money for cancer research is the sale of official merchandise. All the organisations's volunteers are given the chance to buy the official clothes collection for a charity donation. This is very popular and it brings in good money to the research foundation.
Finally the SkiStar Swedish Open recycles all the empty water bottles throughout the tournament week.
Since the start of these activities in 2007, the SkiStar Swedish Open has raised SEK 550,000 for cancer research. During the last two SkiStar Swedish Open tournaments our partner Lauritz.com, which has become Scandinavia’s leading online quality auction house, has had charity auctions on the centre court. The tournament's partners, the participating players and other companies who want to help gave items for the auction. All the proceeds from the charity auctions during the tournament were given to Save the Children Sweden.
SEK 150,000 was raised in 2010 and it supported the urgent need for constructions, repair and maintenance, education materials, furniture, toilet constructions, drinking water supply etc. of three schools in Bardiya, Nepal. The project aimed to benefit over 739 children at ECD centres and primary grades in three different village development centres in Bardiya.
In 2009, more auctions were held at the SkiStar Swedish Open and SEK 204,000 was raised for Save the Children Sweden.
This has been appreciated, not only from Save the Children Sweden, but also from the tennis fans. The organisation of SkiStar Swedish Open is proud to be able to help and support charitable
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