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Champion Prevc sells skis for children in need

Ljubljana, 14 March - To support underprivileged children, Slovenia's Peter Prevc is selling a pair of skis which have helped him become the world's best ski-jumper this season.

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Slovenia's ski-jumper Peter Prevc (in the middle) selling the pair of skies he is using this record-breaking season at a charity auction.
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Prevc has donated the Elan pair of skis to Botrstvo, a child sponsorship project launched by a Slovenian youth charity in 2010 to help fight child poverty and social exclusion.

The auction gets under way today at 10:10 AM on the VAL 202 radio station and its website and closes on Friday at 8 AM.

The skis are selling at the opening price of EUR 360, the sum one child gets in a year in twelve installments.

The best bidder will get the skis on 22 March at an event in Congress Square in Ljubljana from Prevc personally.

The pair of skis on which Prevc performed all jumps this season mean a lot to the world champion.

"Skis are especially important because they give a ski jumper wings and once you have found a pair that suits you have them with you the entire season and take care of them. This pair is really great!," Peter said.

The pair of skis on sale helped him become this season's world champion, World Cup winner and the winner of the Four Hills tournament.

VAL 202 and the Friends of the Youth Association NGO estimate that 200 children will benefit from the money raised in the campaign.

Bids for Prevc's skis can be placed every day between 6 AM and 7 PM, according to VAL 202.

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