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12.06.2017, SCHOTT AG, Mainz, Deutschland

Ran for 140,000 euros for children

Proceeds from the “Run for Children” will go to handicapped, sick and socially disadvantaged children
Ready, set, go: The Chairman of the Board of Management of SCHOTT Dr. Frank Heinricht fired the starting shot for the Run for Children. Photo: SCHOTT / Alexander Sell
Ready, set, go: The Chairman of the Board of Management of SCHOTT Dr. Frank Heinricht fired the starting shot for the Run for Children. Photo: SCHOTT / Alexander Sell
Last Saturday, the charity Run for Children was held for the twelfth time in  Mainz, Germany. The largest charity run in the Mainz region brought in proceeds of 140,000 euros. This sum will soon be donated to non-profit charity organizations that support sick, handicapped and socially disadvantaged children.

The Run for Children has been organized at the initiative of SCHOTT AG since 2006. This time, 70 teams with 2,500 runners took part in the event by running round after round for ten hours on the 400-meter course. The Schlossrunners, a team of students from Schloss-Gymnasium in Mainz, ran the most rounds (469) and won again for the seventh time. All of the teams in total ran nearly 22,800 rounds, or over 9,000 kilometers. This corresponds to the impressive distance from Mainz to Shanghai, China.

Team sponsors paid at least one euro per round into the donation pot. In addition, many companies and foundations made generous donations as sponsors and partners. Including this year’s result, the total donation sum increased to nearly 1.7 million euros since the first run in 2006.

Great summer weather, an attractive stage program with music and dance performances as well as a varied children’s program ensured that everyone was in a great mood. At the award ceremony, Dr. Frank Heinricht, Chairman of the Board of Management of SCHOTT AG, and Chief Organizer Salvatore Ruggiero thanked the teams, sponsors and stage performers for their “great commitment to children.”

For further information: www.runforchildren-mainz.de

SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharma, electronics, optics, life sciences, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 34 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,000 employees, sales of 1.99 billion euros were generated in fiscal year 2015/2016. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment. www.schott.com
Exhausted, but happy: 2,500 participants ran for a donation sum of 140,000 euros. Photo: SCHOTT / Alexander Sell
Exhausted, but happy: 2,500 participants ran for a donation sum of 140,000 euros. Photo: SCHOTT / Alexander Sell
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SCHOTT AG
Dr. Jürgen Steiner
Manager Corporate Communication
Hattenbergstraße 10
55122 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131/66-4335
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SCHOTT AG
Salvatore Ruggiero
Vice President Marketing and Communication
Hattenbergstraße 10
55122 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131/66-4140
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