„ I would like to return something to the triathlon-county of Roth”

Cheque presentation under the finish line of DATEV Challenge Roth: a large donation cheque was handed over by Roth`s triathlon legend Ute Mückel (2nd from left) together with members of her team to the president of Rotary Club Roth, Stefanie Schmauser Jenal (3rd from right). Also pleased with the donation Patrick Shaw (left)from Rotary, Wofgang Kanzler (middle) president of Rotary aid organization and TEAMCHALLENGE CEO Kathrin Walchshöfer (2nd from right)


„ I would like to return something to the triathlon-county of Roth”
Ute Mückel and her team collected 10.500€ for charity

ROTH. A cheque with the respectable amount of 10.500€ was handed over to Rotary Club Roth by the triathlon team of Ute Mückel together with TEAMCHALLENGE. 50 members of Ute Mückel’s triathlon team took part representatively for Ute Mückel’s 50th long distance race taking part in Roth on July 17th 2016. Under the motto “Charity for 50” the team around the well-known athlete (she took part in Roth amazing 15 times, standing on the podium many times) used her presence at the world’s largest triathlon event of long distance for the large-scale fund raising. Together with the Rotary Club Roth and the water rescue team of the county of Roth the project “Charity for 50” wants to contribute to the fact that young people get fit for the water. The money generously donated will be used to finance swim classes for young people of the county and additionally for refugee and immigrant children. Therefore, the water rescue team provides swim teachers and the infrastructure, Rotary Club Roth functions as promotor of the project. The serious background: According to the DLRG almost 400 people drowned in open water in 2015, among these were 30 asylum seekers. But also among the domestic children and young adults the number of non-swimmers rises for lack of public pools, subventions and financing of swim classes.

The idea came from Ute Mückel herself: ”We strongly believe in projects like these. Not only due to our own solidarity to swimming as a major part of our beloved triathlon sport. To conduct this activity at Challenge Roth was clear to me right from the beginning. Challenge is more than just a triathlon, the entire county lives for the event and supports it wherever necessary. And I am affiliated to Roth since I have been there to visit as a spectator back in 1991. I completed my first long distance race in Roth in 1992 and I did my last race here in 2008. I guess these are good reasons for me to return something to this great triathlon county of Roth. It was clear from the very beginning that the donation amount of “Charity for 50” should be for the benefit of the county of Roth!”


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