The Slovenia Times

Maze's and Vonn's racing suits to go on auction


The event is a charity skiing competition dedicated to five-year-old Maks Grubelnik, the son of retired alpine skier Drago Grubelnik, who died in a car accident last year while driving on the alpine roads in Austria.

Slovenian skier Tina Maze and American Lindsey Vonn supported the cause by donating their racing suits to be auctioned at the event.

According to the Ski Association of Slovenia, the opening price for each racing suit will be EUR 1,500. All the money from the auction, which closes on 29 February, will go to help Grubelnik's family.

"It's the least we can do for him. He would have wanted his old friends to meet again and enjoy themselves, not to grieve in the traditional sense of the word," Rene MlekuĆŸ, a retired skier and one of the organisers of the event, has told POP TV.

Grubelnik made a name for himself by conquering some of the world's toughest slalom pistes. His best achievement was third place in the 2000 World Cup meet in Wengen, Switzerland, which ranks as one of the most challenging slalom courses on the tour.


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