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Five men posing for a photo, left to right: Mr Steiner (member of the board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG), Prof. Dolderer (member of the board, Interplast Germany e. V.), Mr Beyersdorf (founder Kinderherzen retten e. V.), Dr. Zilliox (founder Interplast France),  Prof. Kroll (vice chairman Kinderherzen retten e. V.).


Le Mans victory for non-profit organizations.

911,000 Euro for good purposes.

During the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the three Porsche 963 of Porsche Penske Motorsport completed 733 rounds together. Though it was not enough for a spot on the podium, it still was a victory: With each round, 750 Euro were donated to Racing for Charity – and Porsche increased the donated sum from 549,750 Euro to 911,000 Euro.

The 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans were a hard-fought battle against the odds for the Porsche Penske Motorsport Team. Despite the constant setbacks, the three Porsche 963 factory vehicles tried to return to the track and continue completing laps. Beside the points for the running race season, the fundraising campaign "Racing for Charity" was another motivator.


One thing was clear before the race: With each completed lap of a factory vehicle, Porsche would donate 750 Euro to special funds. After the race was completed, the LMDh vehicles of the Porsche Penske Motorsport Team had completed 733 laps together. Vehicle #75 was forced to drop out after 84 rounds, while the #6 drove 320 and #5 completed 329 laps.


But for the anniversary, Porsche upped the achieved donation sum of 549,750 Euro to 911,000 Euro. The recepients of the donations are non-profit organizations that have made it their goal to give people access to an unimpended life through various measures. This is why the organizations Kinderherzen retten and Interplast Germany e. V. received 350,000 Euro each from the "Racing for Charity" donation fund. The remaining sum of 211,000 Euro were donated to the Ferry Porsche Foundation.

Sustainable Endurance Award 2023.

Honoring the commitment.

Ahead of the 24-hour race, Porsche's "Racing for Charity" was awarded with the Sustainable Endurance Award by the race promoter Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO). This award is given to teams committed to sustainability and social Projects. With "Racing for Charity", Porsche supports projects that help especially children worldwide.


Kinderherzen retten e. V. brings children with heart conditions out of countries with insufficient medical facilities to Freiburg, where they receive an operation that enables them to live a normal life.


Interplast Germany e. V. performs surgical reconstruction in crisis or developing regions, particularly for children and youths suffering from congenital malformations, burns or deformations.


The Ferry Porsche Foundation supports projects and organizations that help children and young adults in a wide variety of ways.

The donation directly benefit the quality of life of affected children and their families.

Professor Friedhelm BeyersdorfFounder of Kinderherzen retten e. V.

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