Cycling for kids in need

In May, the Audi BKK-Indoor Cycling Marathon took place for the ninth time already. A charity marathon, that in this year resulted in a donation sum of 10,000 Euro.

The special bike event – organized by Andrea Schmidt and Rainer Decker of the Burbach association "bike-indoor-friends" – was a huge success with 350 participants, 120 bikes, eleven hours of power biking, eight experienced instructors, countless helpers and various sponsors. 7,000 Euro of the total donation sum will go to the support organization "Förderverein Kinderzuhause Burbach e. V." and 3,000 Euro will go to kids in need in the Siegerland. Graebener® is very proud to act as one of the main sponsors and contribute to doing good for kids.

"For our team, our participants as well as for our sponsors such as the Audi BKK Neunkirchen and Graebener®, it was important to be active and at the same time do good for kids and adolescents in the region," the two organizers Schmidt and Decker summarized. "This indoor cycling marathon is unique because of its social element. We are very pleased to once again act as main sponsors", said Torsten Jentsch of the Audi BKK and Fabian Kapp, Board Member at Graebener®. "Here, at the "Haus Burgweg" you can really see why our sponsoring is so important and that our donation is used one hundred percent for the inhabitants," the two entrepreneurs added.

At the "Haus Burgweg", the chairman of the support organization "Förderverein Kinderzuhause Burbach e. V.", Falk Heinrichs welcomed organizers and sponsors of this year's 9th Audi BKK-Indoor Cycling Marathon: Torsten Jentsch, Audi BKK, Andrea Schmidt, bike-indoor-friends, Fabian Kapp, Graebener® Maschinentechnik, Rainer Decker and Tatjana Decker, bike-indoor-friends

The support organization for the "Kinderzuhause" respectively their Bethel facility "Haus Burgweg" in Burbach gives a home to 28 kids, adolescents and young adults with physical, mental and psychological disabilities or complex multiple disabilities. Last year, Bethel.regional, as organization for the established facility took comprehensive restructuring measures which changed the inhabitant profile considerably. This, in turn, according to Falk Heinrichs, Chairman of the supporting organization presents the organization with many challenges which now can be met with for example the donations from the charity marathon. He explained: "Our Executive Board is responsible for collecting donations in order to support our inhabitants reliably, but it is the many volunteers who put tremendous efforts in the care of our inhabitants and not to forget our many donors and sponsors who are the ones that make possible our work in the first place!" On this May afternoon his special thanks went out to the organizers and sponsors of this year's Audi BKK-Indoor Cycling Marathon.

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