16/01/20

Two caring minds that think alike: Carmen Würth meets Philipp Lahm

Künzelsau. As part of his charity activities, Philipp Lahm visited the Würth Foundation on 14 and 15 January. The former professional football player spoke about his own career and his aims driving his commitment in sports and education.

The promotion of education is what links the Philipp Lahm Foundation and the Würth Foundation. Both foundations first got in touch over a joint project in Philippi, South Africa, to promote the iThemba Labantu community center and the opening of the Philipp Lahm Sports Ground in February 2019. On the initiative of Carmen Würth, the project and the non-profit organization Themba Labantu – Hoffnung für die Menschen e.V. (Hope for the people) based in Munich, Germany, are supported by the Würth Foundation.

It was Carmen Würth’s wish that Philipp Lahm presents his social responsibility and the charitable activities he pursues at her special place, Hotel Restaurant Anne-Sophie. Philipp Lahm replied her question what message he had for the people with: “Joy has been and will always be most important to me. I always enjoy putting a smile on other people’s faces.” Carmen Würth added: “The joy in what you do is also enshrined in the philosophy of our hotel. It matters that we are open and respectful towards each other, promote mutual understanding and also take down social barriers.

On the second day of his visit, the former World Champion visited Freie Schule Anne-Sophie in Künzelsau to contribute to the project “Achtung Mensch: Menschenbilder” (Note people: views on people) After a lively Q&A session and intensive discussions on ‘World Ethos and sports’, the learning partners of Freie Schule Anne-Sophie enjoyed the highlight of the day: goal shooting at the school’s auditorium.

About the Philipp Lahm Foundation

The Philipp Lahm Foundation supports four projects and selected initiatives in Germany and Africa, particularly South Africa, where sports are used as a central instrument to convey social values and to promote the education of children and adolescents. The Foundation particularly supports young people from underprivileged families and social backgrounds.

About the Würth Foundation

Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Reinhold and Carmen Würth founded the Würth Foundation in 1987. It is a foundation of civil law having legal capacity, based in Künzelsau, Germany, and promotes charitable purposes. The Würth Foundation promotes projects in the fields of art and culture, research and science as well as education and training—mainly in the Heilbronn-Franconia region, where the Würth Group’s headquarters are located.

The projects of the Würth Foundation are supported by the German Würth Group, in particular by Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG.

Philipp Lahm and Carmen Würth

Philipp Lahm and Carmen Würth in front of the Hotel-Restaurant Anne-Sophie in Künzelsau.

Picture: Peter Petter / Würth

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Philipp Lahm during a discussion round

Philipp Lahm during a discussion round at the Freien Schule Anne-Sophie in Künzelsau.

Picture: Peter Petter

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