Zavarovalnica Maribor is the general sponsor also for the 44th Golden Fox Trophy, what makes it tightly bond to this sports event for the seventeenth year already. The general sponsorship contract was signed yesterday in the finish arena of the Maribor's snow stadium by the president of the management board of Zavarovalnica Maribor, Drago Cotar, and the director of the ski club Branik, Drago Rataj.
"Until the end of the year we expect the favourable snow conditions, so that we will be able to prepare the slope until then, " said Drago Rataj, who especially thanked the sponsor, that has helped the Golden Fox for so long time already. "Without sponsors' help, that found their marketing chance in the recognisability and resounding of the Golden Fox, the event could not be carried out. The costs for the next year's event are evaluated to about million Euros."
"There is no snow in the lower part of the slope yet, but the upper part is alreayd being intensively prepared," said Gorazd Bedrač, the chief of the race and the president of the ski club Branik. "At the same time, there are as usually also some spare variations in preparation – this year we have even two: the upper slope under Bellevue and the new GS slope under the chair lift Poštela."