H.S.H. Prince Albert II Brings a Superstar Team to Bansko

His “Star Team for the Children” Charity Association will raise funds for kids in need

Another remarkable event is coming to Bansko and this time it’s the superstar team of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco! The Prince has chosen the premier Bulgarian winter resort for the 6-th Ski event of his “Star Team for the Children” Charity Association and will arrive on January 27, leading a cast of worldknown legends in various sport disciplines. The Kempinski Grand Arena Bansko once again will be in the very heart of the remarkable event – not only as a main hotel for most of the VIP guests, bus also as a host of the charitable Gala dinner, which will take place at the exquisite Gallery restaurant on January 28, 2012!

H.S.H. Prince Albert II and Mr. Mauro Serra founded the association in 1993, attracting as members outstanding sports champions from all over the world, each one of them – with remarkable achievements in their field. The idea was simple and effective – through spectacular events with notorious athletes to attract children to sport, stimulate young talents and raise funds for charity causes.

Bulgarian Ski Federation and the Municipality of Bansko are honoured to organise and host this exclusive event, which – apart from the traditional ski race – will include a biathlon competition for the first time.

With skis and rifles on the white runs in 2012 will appear: S.A.R. Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoia, famous Formula 1 pilots Giancarlo Fisichella, Vitaly Petrov and Riccardo Patrese, five-time winner of Ski World Cup Marc Girardelli, pole vault legend Sergey Bubka and many more.

Bulgaria will be represented by the most successful Bulgarian skier of all times Petar Popangelov, the Golden ball winner, football star Hristo Stoichkov, Olympic champion in high jump and Chair of Bulgarian Olympic Committee Stefka Kostadinova, biathlon Olympic champion Ekaterina Dafovska and biathlon bronze Olympic medalist Irina Nikulchina.

Traditionally, the charity donations will be collected during the Gala Dinner through a raffle forexclusive and limited pieces of art. Sitting around one table, the sport legends and the elite of Bulgarian business will be united by a common idea – to support the kids who hold the future of the world.

Inspired by the positive idea, Kempinski Hotels extended its support to the initiative and will contribute a range of attractive vacations across its unique properties around the world. Vouchers for these vacations could be bought in the charity raffle and include stay at remarkable hotels such as Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, Kempinski Seychelles Resort-Baie Lazare, Kempinski Palace Portoroz Istria Slovenia, Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Kempinski Hotel Adriatic, Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva, Kempinski Hotel Some Bay, Kempinski Nile Hotel, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, many other Kempinski Hotels from all over the world, and, of course, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko.

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