A part of the 46th Porsche Tennis Grand Prix whereby Porsche traditionally supports charitable activities, “Aces for Charity” this year also reflected the “75 Years of Porsche Sports Cars” celebrations. To mark the anniversary and inspired by the first Porsche 356, the sports car manufacturer donated 356 euro for every ace struck during the tournament.
The donation was divided up equally between the “Stiftung Agapedia” foundation, the regional “Landessportverband Baden-Württemberg” sports association and the “Ferry-Porsche-Stiftung” foundation. It was donated to Ukraine aid programmes.
The Stiftung Agapedia, whose work has been supported by Aces for Charity since 2007, provides educational and integrational assistance for needy children and those with mixed ethnicity at its children’s centre in Esslingen. They are given meaningful after-school leisure activities organised by qualified personnel. In addition to homework supervision, these activities include sport and games and creative arts.
The biggest association of individuals in the state of Baden Württemberg with 3.7 million members and approximately 11,000 clubs, the Landessportverband Baden-Württemberg supports elite Ukrainian athletes that have been forced to flee their country. The association wants to provide them training facilities as well as quick and unbureaucratic assistance. The focus is therefore on children and adolescents in performance sport as well as coaches and their families.
The Ferry-Porsche-Stiftung supports charitable projects in connection with social issues, the environment, education, science, culture and sport sectors. The focus is placed primarily on projects in and around the Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG’s plants. A common aim of all the activities is to counteract social marginalisation and discrimination.
At the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2023, 253 aces were hit. Karolina Pliskova played a major role in the good fundraising result. The Czech hit 26 aces in her three matches.