Once again the JumpandReach athletes came together for the traditional “JumpandReach for Friends” meeting already for the 19th time. Among them were double world champion Johannes Lamparter, world champion Stefan Kraft, world championship medal winner Michael Hayböck, the newly married Chiara Kreuzer and the rest of the JumpandReach family around Christian Deuschl, Dominik Terzer and Patrick Murnig as their coach. The closest friends and mentors of JumpandReach were also not to be missed, all of whom were able to spend an extraordinary get-together together in a very sophisticated ambience with the Seyrling family at the Hotel Klosterbräu in Seefeld.
At this year’s “for friends” not only the outstanding 8 medals from the World Championships in Oberstdorf were in the spotlight, but especially the kids. Because they had the opportunity to meet their idols personally and to hike together with them to the “Kaltwassersee” in Seefeld. During the ascent, not only were numerous conversations held, but trash was also collected for the initiative “It doesn’t hurt” in the so-called “Dreckssacker’l”. So that the fun did not come too short the altogether 25 children could eat afterwards with their role models, the entire JumpandReach sportsmen, get to know each other better and play sporty activities, like volleyball, “Spike Ball” or Frisbee. After this refreshment and breather, we went back down to the valley and an unforgettable day for the kids thus slowly but surely came to an end.
The rest of the evening began for this year’s family reunion with an aperitif and came to an end with an excellent dinner and the traditional “medal party”. In total, there were 8 World Cup medals to celebrate this year, which were duly honored in the new “Klosterhof” courtyard of the Hotel Klosterbräu. As a special treat, Stefan Kraft, Johannes Lamparter, Michael Hayböck and Chiara Kreuzer each received a great stay in the exclusive “LOFT 500” at the Hotel Klosterbräu & SPA in Seefeld, which was generously donated by hotel manager Alois Seyrling.
Stefan Kraft: “We have been coming together for many years now here in Seefeld at the JumpandReach for friends. It is a fixed point, to which I always come very gladly. The hike today with the kids was really really casual. The kids asked a lot of interesting questions and made us sweat quite nicely playing volleyball, spikeball & co. 😉
The medal ceremony in the evening was once again a very special occasion and to review the season like that was terrific.”
Johannes Lamparter: “The days at this year’s JumpandReach for friends were great. A super cool hike with the many kids and in the evening the medal ceremony, in this ambience and with this great gift from Alois – it was a dream day. The kids were highly motivated and really pestered me with questions, and when I can pass on tips to them with my answers, it’s a super nice thing for me. Getting kids moving is simply good for them and the kids and us athletes really enjoyed it.”
Chiara Kreuzer: “This family meeting was once again more than successful. We all had the opportunity to exchange ideas, have a good time together and look back on a unique World Championships and toast to our medals. The dinner in the evening and the hike with the kids were really nice and the kids were super interested and asked quite eagerly. Many smiling children’s faces in dream weather, that was more than fun not only for the kids but also for me and my dog “Carla” ;-)”