The headquarters of the Winteler Group with the new AMG Performance Center in Giubiasco dressed to the nines on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, hosted the gala dinner jointly sponsored by the Golden Wings Club (GWC) ofHockey Club Lugano and the HC Lugano Academy Foundation.
The evening set a new record for the event, now in its eighth year, with the participation of more than three hundred people including political authorities, business and financial leaders, sponsor, sports executives and sympathizers.
A great success witnessed by the net proceeds of 90,000 francs that the HC Lugano Academy Foundation, led by new president Avv. Massimo Pedrazzini, was able to donate to the HCL Youth Section, the ultimate beneficiary of the gala.
A figure also made possible by the silent auction of two attention-grabbing items: a limited-edition F1 AMG Petronas carbon racing bike to be road-tested with a champion like Fabian Cancellara and an entirely handmade necklace made of 18 KT yellow gold with 22 precious stones, presented by Luxury Dream Services of Lugano.
Conducted in style by Sandy Altermatt, the evening was an opportunity to introduce Luca Gianinazzi, a current example of how training within the nursery can be an experience and a launching pad not only as a player but also as a coach.
Politely and sensitively interviewed by journalist Rachele Bianchi Porro, the 30-year-old head coach of the first team bianconera reviewed the milestones and a few anecdotes of his still young career and talked about the values that inspire him in carrying out his profession, talent and discipline, and managing team dynamics.
These are the words of Andrea Gehri, president of the HCL Golden Wings Club (GWC):
"I am extremely satisfied with the success of this event, which has now achieved an important status in our Canton. The last edition was held a few days before the start of the pandemic, and to find a prestigious and extremely generous parterre in supporting the youth movement fills me with enthusiasm as we look to the future."