Wien, 10. July 2011 Press release

Charity tennis tournament of the Foreign Ministry

Vienna, 10 July 2011 – Today, Sunday, Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger is hosting a charity tennis tournament at the Fontana Tennis Centre in Oberwaltersdorf, with players from politics, business and culture, the diplomatic corps and the media, the second event of its kind. The proceeds generated by the event will be donated to the SOS Children’s Village at Fort Portal, Uganda.

Ronnie Leitgeb, the successful sports manager and a schoolmate of Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger, is acting as tournament director. Leitgeb’s enterprise, ChampEvent, isusing its own software to match the various partners and opponents for the doubles tournament.

Among the prominent players are State Secretary Wolfgang Waldner, entrepreneur Andrea Fendrich, tennis legend Hans Kary, Willi Gorton (Hohe Brücke), Thomas Hintze (UPC Telekabel), Peter Husslein (chief physician), Markus Beyrer (ÖIAG) and Ivica Vastic (trainer of the Austrian Amateurs football team). The special prize is a private tennis lesson with Austria’s No. 1, Jürgen Melzer. The sports activities will be accompanied by the Sound Projector Quartet, composed of four music students from the Vienna Conservatory.

The Foreign Ministry sincerely thanks the following sponsors: Adidas, Austrian Airlines, Autan, BMM Sports, ChampEvents, Coca Cola, Corona, Schenker, Dove, Dunlop, Erstebank, Generali, the winemaker Georg Gmeiner, Red Bull, Hotel Sacher, Ja natürlich, Lotto, Nivea, Nokia, ORF, Ottakringer, Raiffeisen Regionalbank Mödling, Schneiders, Seeparkhotel Lindner, Spanish Riding School, Stada and Under Armour.

For further information, contact:
Federal Ministry for European
and International Affairs
Press Department
Tel.: +43(0)501150-3262, -4549, -4550
Fax: +43(0)501159-213
Email: abti3(at)bmeia.gv.at