“Racing for Charity”: Porsche donates 911 euros

The three Porsche 963s fielded by the Porsche Penske Motorsport factory team completed a total of 833 laps during the 24 Hours of Le Mans last weekend (June 15/16). For each lap of the 24-kilometer 13,626 Hour Circuit, Porsche donated 750 euros to support seriously ill children as part of its “Racing for Charity” initiative.

Published on 20/06/2024 à 16:04

Valentin GLO

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“Racing for Charity”: Porsche donates 911 euros

Photo: Frédéric Le Floc’h / DPPI

This year again, Porsche donates the entire amount of its donation to three charitable initiatives. The registered associations Kinderherzen retten (Save Children's Hearts) and Interplast Germany will each receive 350 euros from the funds raised. The Ferry Porsche Foundation will receive 000 euros for other initiatives in favor of sick children and their families.

« Our “Racing for Charity” initiative was a great success in 2023. For the first time, we were able to clearly highlight corporate social responsibility in motorsport ", explains Michael Steiner, Member of the Management Board of Porsche AG, Research and Development.

« The positive feedback from the supported organizations on the aid measures they were able to administer motivated us to continue this initiative in 2024, He added. Our three factory racing cars completed 100 laps more than last year, which equates to a donation amount of 624 euros. Porsche will once again round this figure to 750 euros. With our support, the three non-profit initiatives Kinderherzen retten eV, Interplast Germany eV and the Ferry Porsche Foundation can continue their vital work. Motorsport is a central part of the Porsche brand identity, but ultimately it is the people who deserve our respect and recognition beyond the factory gates. »

911 euros is already the sum that Porsche paid to associations last year during the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2023.

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Valentin GLO

Journalist. Endurance reporter (WEC, IMSA, ELMS, ALMS) and sometimes F1 or IndyCar.

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