FULL THROTTLE FOR A GOOD CAUSE - GARY PAFFETT BECOMES NEWEST LAUREUS AMBASSADOR
- Mercedes-AMG DTM driver Gary Paffett to support the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation as one of its ambassadors
- ’I think that the work done by Laureus is a great way of bringing joy to children, I am very proud to have been nominated as a Laureus Ambassador’ – says Gary Paffett
- Laureus supports more than 150 sports-based projects around the world and has improved the lives of millions of young people
STUTTGART, May 3, 2015 - Mercedes-AMG DTM driver Gary Paffett has become the latest Ambassador for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
One of the most successful drivers over the years in the DTM Championship, British-born Paffett joins a group of outstanding motor racing stars, past and present, who now support the work of Laureus, including Academy Members Emerson Fittipaldi and Mika Hakkinen and Ambassadors Nico Rosberg, David Coulthard and Ralf Schumacher.
Gary Paffett said: “I am proud to become a Laureus Ambassador. I think that the work done by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation is a great way of bringing joy to children and young people in need by means of sport. Hopefully, I can assist the Foundation in this work.”
Paffett has started in more than 100 DTM races in his career, winning the championship in 2005. He currently leads the ART team, which is competing in its first season of DTM racing with Mercedes.
Since its inception, Laureus has raised over €60 million for more than 150 projects in 35 countries, which have improved the lives of millions of disadvantaged young people around the world. The mission of the Foundation is to utilise the power of sport to combat some of the world’s toughest social challenges facing young people today such as juvenile crime, gangs, HIV/AIDS, discrimination, social exclusion, lack of education and health problems like obesity.
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