Porsche fulfils its social responsibility in the Leipzig region in various ways. In addition to its social and sporting commitment, the sports car manufacturer also supports cultural city life. Since 2013, Porsche has accompanied the annual Leipzig Opera Ball as a presenter. Part of the commitment is the provision of an attractive main prize in the raffle - a brand new Porsche. The raffled models are always under a certain Porsche motto. For example, for the "70 years of Porsche sports cars" anniversary, a 718 Boxster was configured to model the Porsche 356 "No. 1" Roadster- this was the first sports car built under the Porsche name in 1948. The following year, the Leipzig Porsche plant celebrated the production of the 500,000th Macan. A 245 PS Macan in mamba green metallic with black interior was entered into the raffle.
The social idea is at the center of the commitment. The proceeds from the raffle go to the "Leipzig hilft Kindern" foundation, which supports a large number of social projects in Leipzig. "The good cause of this event is our main focus," says Gerd Rupp, Chairman of the Management Board of Porsche Leipzig GmbH. "We would like to use the main prize to boost ticket sales in order to use the proceeds to support as many projects in Leipzig and the region as possible in their work with children and young people". In total, more than 260,000 Euro have been collected so far. "It fills us with pride and joy to see how the proceeds from the Opera Ball raffle have developed over the years to support such projects," says Vivian Honert-Boddin, Managing Director of Opernball Leipzig Production GmbH. "We are grateful that our long-standing partner Porsche has made a generous donation to make the Leipzig Opera Ball raffle so unique".
Another highlight of the raffle is the "lucky draw fairy". Actor Sonja Kirchberger, crime scene investigator Richy Müller and even Hollywood star and Porsche brand ambassador Patrick Dempsey played this important role.