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Disabled athletes go through an on-track training session. Your entry into the
18th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge on June 9
will benefit programs
for disabled athletes in numerous sports throughout Germany.
Race's support of disabled athletes extends
throughout Germany; all the way to Vancouver
Support from the 2009 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge helped send German disabled athletes to a Paralympics training camp at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.
FRANKFURT, May 12, 2010 — The 18th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Frankfurt , Germany — one of the largest road races in the world — continues to make a huge impact for young athletes with disabilities.
The German Sport Aid Foundation (Deutsche Sporthilfe) has been a beneficiary partner with the Corporate Challenge since 2007, and J.P. Morgan will make a donation for each entry at the June 9 race. These funds will benefit various programs for disabled athletes in numerous sports throughout Germany, including:
- Sailing programs for handicapped students in Schwerin
- Goalball, soccer and judo programs for the blind in Marburg
- Track and field training with world champion javelin thrower Steffi Nerius in Leverkusen
- Sports and skill development programs for chronically-ill children with asthma, mucoviscidosis, neurodermatitis, diabetes and obesity at the Christophorus School in Berchtesgaden .
- Table tennis project in Wiesbaden
- Development programs for the deaf in tennis, track and field, swimming and chess
The 2009 Corporate Challenge, which attracted 69,042 participants from 2,708 companies, provided €207,000 of support to German Sports Aid. Among the important initiatives launched with those funds was the first-ever participation of disabled German athletes in a Paralympics training camp at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.
German Federal President Dr. Horst Köhler has endorsed the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge donation and provided his patronage to the race the past two years.
The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Frankfurt has been held each year since 1993, beginning with a modest 527 entrants. At its peak in 2008, the race drew 73,719 participants, the largest race of any distance in the world that year. This year's race is on pace to set a new record, and young, disabled athletes throughout Germany will be the big winners.