As one of two main sponsors, SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte supported the first Philipp Lahm Foundation Cup & Business Exchange at Campus in Bad Aibling. The event, held on Saturday, June 9, 2018, offered participants an insight into the work of the Philipp Lahm Foundation and raised the substantial amount of 30,000 euros (one hundred percent of which went to three Philipp Lahm summer camps in August 2018). The tournament was the first event of its kind for the Philipp Lahm Foundation. The premiere with an exclusive character was a resounding success because Philipp Lahm was present all day and evening and took the time for personal conversations with every single person attending the event.
Together with seven teams from other companies, a 10-man SKW Schwarz soccer team participated in the foundation tournament. As a special highlight, Philipp Lahm joined each team for one half and actively supported the players. Sponsors and guests enjoyed games such as goal wall shooting, with the respective winners competing against Philipp Lahm. An award ceremony and barbecue on the soccer field were followed by an exclusive evening program with business workshops on topics such as “New Work & Leadership” and “CSR Development.” Dinner was presented with music and show performances, including soccer freestyler Adrian Fogel, who holds several Guinness World Records entries. Well-known presenter Bernhard “Fleischi” Fleischmann led the evening, during which Philipp Lahm was available for discussions with the attendees.
As part of the firm’s corporate social responsibility, SKW Schwarz acted as a main sponsor of the Philipp Lahm Foundation Cup. The foundation of the professional soccer player and businessman supports social institutions and initiatives in teaching basic social values and skills such as responsibility, fair play, and respect for rules through sports and soccer. Since 2009, the Philipp Lahm Foundation has been running summer camps that teach children skills in exercise, nutrition, and personality through workshops, games, and excursions.