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Longines Ambassador of Elegance Stefanie Graf opens the doors of her foundation in Hamburg

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February 27, 2019

On February 27, 2019, Stefanie Graf and her foundation, Children for Tomorrow, were pleased to welcome Swiss watch brand Longines in Hamburg (GER). Initiated by the German tennis legend in 1998, the institute - located at the University clinic of Hamburg Eppendorf - assists children and families who have been victims of war, persecution and violence.

Stefanie Graf says: “Longines has been so generous and supportive to what is dear to my heart, my foundation Children for Tomorrow. For over 20 years we have specialized in treatment with our trauma therapy providing care to as many children as possible who have suffered through war, exile and violence.  These inner wounds are so often overlooked. Raising awareness for what these children have to endure and what is needed to heal them is the mission of Children for Tomorrow.  We want to give as many children as possible a new perspective for a healthy future.”

The non-profit organization brings light to the sensitive issue of refugees and their psychological well-being. A qualified team of specialists helps the children and teenagers to overcome their traumas with different psychological treatments and activities, such as art therapy. This Wednesday, a watchmaker from Longines was present at the foundation to initiate the children to his craftsmanship.

This event also gave the opportunity for Stefanie Graf and Longines to reaffirm their long lasting partnership, initiated in 2008 and celebrated last summer through the auction sale of 10 limited “Conquest V.H.P. Stefanie Graf & Andre Agassi Foundations” watch sets. All proceeds were donated to Children for Tomorrow and The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, two charities founded by the two Ambassadors of Elegance.


Elegance of the heart

Longines’ fundamental values of excellence and elegance have always led it to pursue and promote the highest social ideals. In this regard, the winged hourglass brand has forged various partnerships over the years to channel its support for different charitable organizations.

Walter von Känel, President of Longines says: “Longines’ core values have always led the brand to serve philanthropic purposes. We are particularly proud and honoured to work alongside the Children for Tomorrow Foundation, helping children and their families to build a better future. The altruism, dedication and generosity shown by its founder, Longines Ambassador of Elegance Stefanie Graf, are a source of inspiration and a perfect illustration of the true elegance – the elegance of a generous heart – so dear to our brand.” Stefanie Graf adds: “I am extremely grateful to represent a company like Longines, rich in history, tradition, quality and craftsmanship.  We share a commitment to making a difference in other people’s lives. Giving and caring is a big part of who they are.”


About Children for Tomorrow

Children for Tomorrow is a non-profit foundation with the goal of supporting and initiating projects that provide assistance to children and families who have become victims of war, persecution and violence. These children have withstood terrifying experiences, some having lost their parents and close relatives. As a result of their psychological traumas, some have suffered from or still have sleep disorders, nightmares, depression or other symptoms. In order to overcome these traumas, psychotherapeutic therapy conducted by trained and qualified personnel is required. The financial resources from the Children for Tomorrow foundation serve to heal the psychological wounds within. For more information, visit www.children-for-tomorrow.com/
 

Stefanie Graf and Longines

A female tennis icon with a supremely precocious talent – she began playing tennis at the age of 4 – a court virtuoso admired for her professionalism and courage, Stefanie Graf has left an indelible mark on the history of tennis. She was a phenomenally successful player throughout her 17-year career : 902 wins, including 22 Grand Slams, an Olympic gold medal, number 1 in the WTA rankings for 377 weeks – a record unbroken to this day. Stefanie Graf is a truly iconic figure in sporting history. Stefanie Graf shares Longines’ drive for excellence, performance and elegance. Through her courage, commitment and generosity, the champion perfectly embodies the brand’s values, as illustrated by its slogan : Elegance is an attitude. The watchmaking brand is therefore proud to support the Children for Tomorrow Foundation and the work of its Ambassador of Elegance.

Longines Ambassador of Elegance Stefanie Graf; foundation; Hamburg

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