Giulia Gaspari, 25-year-old athlete from Ampezzo, is a snowboarder who competes for Italy. Up for auction are the autographed Level gloves that she wore during the current World Cup season. The gloves feature a customized material on the palm to allow better sliding, mittens outside, regular glove inside. As an added extra the flag tongue can be turned over to reveal the writing "World Cup"!
Cortina d'Ampezzo is home to one of the "classic" stages of women's World Cup Alpine skiing and will host the Alpine Ski World Championships from 7 to 21 February 2021.
A long-running sporting tradition that sees some of the greatest athletes compete. This year would have seen the return of men's skiing in Cortina, 30 years after the last historic race was won by Kristian Ghedina on domestic slopes. The World Cup Finals were set to run from March 18 to 22 but the event had to be canceled due to the Codiv-19 emergency in order to protect the health of everyone involved.
In this difficult situation that has affected the whole country, the Cortina 2021 Foundation has decided to offer its support to fight the Codiv-19 virus by donating this lot. The proceeds will be donated to Belluno Hospital for the purchase of medical equipment needed for assisted breathing.
Fondazione Cortina 2021
Fondazione Cortina 2021, the organisation led by Alessandro Benetton and directed by the CEO Valerio Giacobbi, is the organising committee of the 2021 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.
The 2021 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will be held in Cortina d’Ampezzo from 7 th to 21 st February 2021: two weeks of men’s and women’s competitions and events which will draw over 600 athletes from 70 countries to Cortina. About 6,000 people among workers, volunteers, trainers, ski technicians and managers will also join the event.
More than 120,000 fans are expected to come and show their support during the 14 days of the event and at least 500 million people from all over the world will watch the competitions with live TV coverage, without forgetting the digital community that will follow and interact with the events thanks to the new Media.
Starting with the organisation of the Women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Cortina in 2017, Fondazione Cortina 2021 has been organising 28 international ski competitions among World Cup races and the upcoming World Championships.
Fondazione Cortina 2021 has decided to support the efforts of the Belluno Hospital by raising funds to support its fight against the COVID-19.