In February, the Austrian Embassy in Beijing organized and hosted their 5th annual Charity Ski Race. Special guests included the Vice Mayor of Olympic candidate Zhangjiakou Mr. Zhou Limin, Austrian Ambassador Dr. Irene Giner-Reichl and several colleagues from other European embassies, as well as high-ranking managers of Chinese ski resort developers and operators. The embassy had a record year, with over 550 participants, 118 racers from 14 countries, and nearly 600,000 RMB raised!
This year, Little Flower was lucky to have been their benefitting charity. Recently, they held a Garden Party and Handover Ceremony to celebrate the donation of all proceeds to Little Flower.
It was a great night, with Little Flower's founder, Brent Johnson, in attendance. The man behind the Austrian Charity Ski Race, Dr. Oskar Andesner, presented the donation.
He created the very first ski race event in 2010, and it has grown larger every single year. This year is actually his last year organizing the event, and we just wanted to express our appreciation for all the work that he and his team have put into the ski race each year. Three cheers for the Austrian Embassy!