Staudinger Charity Gala 2003
20 May 2003
A Charity-Event in Alpine atmosphere
Manfred and Gerald Staudinger
invited to Saalbach-Hinterglemm
Turbulent happenings in May in a sleepy Winter sports resort Saalbach-Hinterglemm were noted at the week-end:
A special group of guests arrived in noble vehicles, from Mercedes over Porsche to the exclusive Ferraris, from Austria, Germany and Switzerland to spend a happy week-end together for a good cause. LTH Resorts greeted around 200 invited guests to their Charity-Party in their Alpin- und Golfhotel „Interstar" in Saalbach.
For those who already arrived on Friday, the succesful producer and co-host Otto Retzer with a „world first“ and „world best“ game that he invented:
„ Shoot out" - for golfers and non-golfers. And so, amongst others, the singer Haddaway. Businessman Bernd Födisch and his wife Angelika. Society ladv Renate Olbrich, fish breeder Michaela Gräfin zu Castell or her husband the Orthopedic professor Bernd Rosemeyer hit the ball as far as possible on a screen. Rosemeyer had immediately more to do, as he was needed as an emergency doctor: Golf course architect Georg Böhm was suffering from an inflamed toe and Shirley Retzer an injured thumb. The starting money from the knock-out system flowed, naturally, into the LTH-Charity-Fund for the support of the environmental awarness in tourit regions.
In a relaxed get-together in the cosy Wildenkarhütte at 1910 metres altitude, some were pleased to have survived the dizzy journey up the steep track with the shuttle cars. Wörthersee-Millionaire, Ruby Lindenberg (with the perimeter of an Otti Fischer) got out and pushed his car up a little. Actor Christian Schaeffer came with his bride, Sandra Brunn, as last due to the filming of his new series „München 7" on the Marienplatz where an unexpected fire-brigade operation delayed things.
For the canon start in the Golfclub Zell am See to the Interstar Golf-Trophy all golfers came together for the Charity Gala.
Non-golfers , as actress („In aller Freundschaft“) with her partner, Egon F. Freiheit, artist Claudia Schwarz with friend Manfed Schnelldorfer, Panarei-Europa-Brand-Manager Marcel Rössner with his wife Ulrike und baby Lilli (5 months), Ines Freisler (Hermes) or ex-tennis-star Renata Kochta enjoyed a boat trip on the lake, Zeller See, before they all, festively dressed, went to the hotel for the Gala.
The proceeds from the auction and the tombola went to the benefit of the „LTH Charity-Fund" which also supports the Children Protection Initiative of the WTO, as the generous hosts explained. They made their guests happy with the highlight of the event at midnight, a brilliant fire-work display, before the party continued in Otto's Bar (belongs to the hotel) with cool drinks and hot music, which found no end.
In absolute party and donating mood were, amongst others: Fritz and Angela Wepper. Hotelier Conny Jocks (builds hotels in Cuba ), music star Abi Ofarim, Gabriela von Scharffenberg, actor Arthur Brauss with Marie Pocolin, gastronome Renato Talamonti, the designer duo from BMW Z8 und Z4, Andreas von Schuttenbach and son, who came in a Ferrari F40 (with friendly permission from the BMW-works).
LINDA VON BECK
||Edition 20 May 2003
Abi Ofarim: perfume as a lure
How Munich VIPs enjoy themselves
At hole number nine, there is nothing, to recognise the usually energy-filled Otto Retzer. „I’ll slowly collapse", he mumbled breathlessly: „It was my mistake to ski down the Kitzsteinhorn glacier twice early this morning."
Whilst the producer (will film with Maximilian Schell and Uschi Glas the TV-film „Alles Glück diese Erde“ – All happiness on this earth - from the 11. June) with his golf chums Fritz Wepper, singer Haddaway and co. slaved away on the green – and by the "Interstar-Trophy" gained place 39. (from 63 participants) – others took it easier at the Charity Event last week-end in Saalbach Hinterglemm.:actress Petra Drechsler and daughter Sophia, colleague Maren Gilzer and Egon F. Freiheit (intimately together) enjoyed a nostalgic boat trip on the lake at Zell-am-See, musician Abi Ofarim, took a complete wellness programme in the „Alpin- & Golfhotel Interstar".
„ I didn’t want to run after a small ball on the lawn!, he said after a sauna and a massage – as, yet again his mobile rang: at the other end his succesful son, Gil (the new CD ,0n my own" comes out on the 26.). Why does the proud father smell like a complete parfumerie? Abi’s answer short and concise „ I have put on different perfumes , so that there is something for every woman“. Tested (and actress Julia Kent found it attractive) were the luring perfumes in the evening at the Charity Gala in the brothers’, Gerald and Manfred Staundinger, Hotel Interstar. They had invited faithful guests and prominence, with lots of fun, but also to think about those who don’t have it so good: by the auction of watches, holidays... which achieved the sum of 25 000 Euro, which supports „needy children in less developed touristic regions“. After the auction , Gala dinner and fire-works the party really got going in „Otto's Bar" in Interstar (folks from Munich take care: after Vienna and Zurich, Munich now also becomes an „Otto's Bar", full of Retzer photos!).
Fritz Wepper soon advanced to being a party-tiger, who was now not satisfied with lemonade. Champaigne ran like water and with it various dance and flirt partners. Wepper’s enthuisiasm just bubbled over at the sight of blonde actress Renate Langer (who is now trying for a singing career): „We knew each other thirty years ago. A spiritual meeting!" And Otto Retzer? He burst with energy, even at 4 o’clock in the morning, and gave by far the most unusual performance of a mimed guitarist. Amongst the spectators were: Holger Hieronymus (HSV), PR-Lady Simone Petrov, Mona Opris, Rinaldo Talamonti, actor Christian Schaeffer, moderator Jan Stecker as well as the BMW-designer Andreas and Raphael von Schuttenbach, who arrived in a bright red, smart Ferrari F 40.