On October 29th, a group of volunteers hosted the 4th annual Charity Badminton Tournament in support of RESPONSIBILITY e.V. A total of 27 teams participated in the event, held near our Lower-Rhein manufacturing location in Issum.
For the first time this year, we were able to welcome several teams from far away: not only badminton enthusiasts from Wuppertal and Erkrath were present, but also a very ambitious mixed team from Georgsmarienhütte.
The preliminary round-robin phase saw matchings of teams from all backgrounds in the sport, and lasted nearly 5 hours. Following this, the hotly contested quarterfinals began after a short break.
Each team gave it their best efforts. With such stiff competition, the 2019 champions, Guido Meisel and Martin Bauer (both from GSV Geldern), could only reach the 3rd place on the podium. Also in pursuit of the cup were Markus Hasselberg and Peter Siemes (from GSV Geldern as well), who were eventually defeated by “Cake Friends (Kuchenfreunde) Wuppertal” in the final match.
This year’s cup was awarded to André and Manu, who put up quite a challenge to their opponents. Congratulations to both of them for winning the tournament!
The cafeteria was also successful in raising donations. Volunteers provided a selection of drinks, cakes and salads that could be purchased for a donation. A raffle in the front foyer offered more than 300 attractive prizes that could be won, including the coveted “Cloud Taxi” balloon ride for two.
The event was a great success and we were able to raise approximately 2,500€ for RESPONSIBILITY e.V.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers, participants, and donators who made this event possible. Looking forward to seeing you all again for next year’s tournament!