The Laureus Sport for Good project Laureus Snowtigers is the first Laureus project in Austria and is aimed at kids and young people with a disability. The aim is to enable the kids to access winter sports activities, which are usually very difficult for them to engage in. But as well as allowing the kids and young people with mental and physical disabilities to enjoy an active lifestyle which benefits their health, the aim is also to teach them about important values such as self-confidence and team spirit.
The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation enables the participating schools not just to take part in weekly workshops, but also to spend days out in the snow and enjoy a one-week excursion to a skiing area. The patron of the project, which initially involves two schools in Vienna, is Austria's legendary skier and Laureus Academy Member Franz Klammer.