Ex-professionals collect money for new playgrounds

The GC Schwarze Heide hosts the 1st Gofus Team Challenge on 20 May 2019.

Dorsten, 18 May 2019. The playground in Brinkmannsfeld has seen better days. The playground equipment is worn out, the overall picture seems almost run-down. But not for long. Because on Monday former soccer pros will line up at the GC Schwarze Heide to tee off. At the 1st Gofus Team-Challenge money for the project "Platz da" will be collected. Among other things, it will be used for the Fuhlenbrock playground.

"We are very happy to have the Gofus as our guests and that we can make a contribution", says Hartwig Keidel. The president of the GC Schwarze Heide will be present on Monday when the 1st Gofus Team-Challenge will be held at Gahlener Straße. The proceeds of the tournament will go to the Gofus project "Platz da". Over the past twelve years, more than seven million euros have been collected in this way, which have been invested in the construction, rebuilding and reconstruction of a total of more than 150 playgrounds and football fields.

The proceeds of the tournament in the Schwarze Heide will be invested primarily in two playgrounds. One of them is located in Fuhlenbrock. There, a new play combination is planned with an attached slide and double swing. The existing carousel is to be replaced and the sand table renewed. "We want to increase the play value of the course sustainably", says Jörn Romeiß, spokesman for Gofus. After the upgrade, the course will be given a sponsor from the ranks of the former professionals. Matthias Schipper, who has played 221 games for FC Schalke, among others, will take care of the course in Brinkmannsfeld. "I will visit the playground at regular intervals and check that everything is in order," says the 61-year-old. "A big thank you goes out to the sponsors even before the tournament," says Lars Naumann from the hosting GC Schwarze Heide, "without them we couldn't support this great project. The NIKM GmbH was also involved as a sponsor for the 1st Gofus Team-Challenge and the associated playground project in Brinkmannsfeld.


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