In 2015 Shimano Europe made a donation of 50.000 euro to the foundation: Sportive4kids. In return they offered 2 free cards for the "Alternative 11 cities tour" on Lake Weissensee in Austria which is the 200 km ice skating tour. Shimano Europe member completed this non-stop skating tour. Together with almost 100 members of this foundation we collect together a sponsor amount of 103.000 euro during this skate event. Although our own (private) contribution was mainly sportive and less financial we were impressed by the huge sponsor amount they collected for Orange babies (HIV children's in Namibia) and Ronald Mc Donald house in Zwolle.