Beaming faces at the handover of donations: The entrepreneurial couple Roland and Martina Arnold have two checks to present for TSG Reutlingen Inklusiv, each in the amount of 1,000 Euros. One from the Roland and Martina Arnold PARAVAN Foundation and one from PARAVAN GmbH. The money is a contribution to the German Football Championship for footballers with mental disabilities, which will take place from May 14 to 17, 2023, and will be organized by the Württemberg Association of Sports for the Disabled and Rehabilitation (WBRS) and the city of Reutlingen together with TSG Reutlingen Inklusiv.
"These events are so important that people with an impairment, just like everyone else, have the opportunity to pursue their sporting passion together and then show their skills in a championship - together with others in the sense of living inclusion," says Martina Arnold, of the Roland and Martina Arnold PARAVAN Foundation. "And that there are dedicated people who put their heart and soul into such projects. We are happy to make a contribution to this," adds Roland Arnold, Managing Director of PARAVAN GmbH. He says it is important that social participation is also practiced in sports.
Nine teams from all over Germany are expected to take part in the German ID (ID = intellectual deficits) soccer championship. For TSG Reutlingen Inklusiv, the event is a very important date in the calendar of events. "Already in the run-up to the event, TSG Inklusiv would like to carry out various activities on the topic of inclusion," reports the managing director of TSG Reutlingen Inklusiv Albrecht Tappe, who received the two checks together with his colleague Kim Laudage.
For example, an inclusive sports day has already taken place at the Isolde-Kurz-Gymnasium in Reutlingen, where players from TSG Reutlingen Inklusiv organized a joint soccer match with the students. "We would like to use the German Championship in Football ID to further promote the topic of inclusion and sports in the Reutlingen region," says Kim Laudage, from TSG Inklusiv. The soccer players with handicap of TSG Reutlingen Inklusiv should act as ambassadors in their own cause, according to the claim of the organizers. "The inclusion sports initiative aims to fill inclusion in Reutlingen with life, to make it tangible and to sustainably advance it," Tappe emphasizes and expresses his thanks. The donation is an important contribution to these activities of the association.