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Wearing J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge t-shirts, wheelchair basketball players go for the ball at practice. The June 17th Corporate Challenge in Frankfurt benefits challenged athlete programs in Germany for the third straight year.
Challenged athletes in Germany to benefit
from Corporate Challenge in Frankfurt
Athletes display four new wheelchairs for the Roll-Stuhl Sport Club Frankfurt. In the back are: Dr. Michael Ilgner, Executive Director of the German Sports Aid, and Thomas Meyer (right), General Manager J.P. Morgan Germany.
FRANKFURT, June 10, 2009 — With the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® in Frankfurt once again set to become the world's largest road race, the event's beneficiary -— German Sport Aid Foundation — stands to benefit in a big way.
A field of 69,042 participants from a record 2,708 companies has entered the 17th annual edition of Frankfurt 's Corporate Challenge, scheduled for Wednesday, June 17. And, as it has since 2007, J.P. Morgan will make a sizable donation to the foundation that supports challenged athletes in Germany. This year's contribution of more than 200,000 Euros will bring the total amount going to the foundation, which has been the race beneficiary in Frankfurt for the past three years, to more than 560,000 Euros.
“J.P. Morgan is happy to provide its share to the promotion of handicapped sports together with the German Sport Aid Foundation under the patronage of the Federal President of Germany,” said Dr. Karl-Georg Altenburg, CEO Germany/Austria/Switzerland J.P. Morgan.
Seven specific programs will receive part of the donation as the race beneficiary, officials announced. Administered and selected through the German Sports Aid Foundation, the projects will enable challenged athletes in Germany to actively pursue athletic dreams in a variety of sports – from track and field athletes in a program directed by javelin thrower Steffi Nerius in Leverkusen to wheelchair fencers in Tauberbischofsheim.
The donation to the German Sports Aid Foundation is part of J.P. Morgan's support of worthy not-for-profits in every Corporate Challenge city. Donations to beneficiaries in 2008 at the world's largest corporate running series exceeded US $600,000. A list of beneficiaries for 2009 events, and more details about the J.P. Morgan beneficiary program, is available at this web site's Beneficiary Page.