The organizers of Challenge Heilbronn in Germany have managed to gain a regional company as presenting sponsor. After nine events running as Sparkassen Challenge Heilbronn powered by Audi the event will now be called ‘hep Challenge Heilbronn powered by Audi’.
The company, hep, which builds, operates and offers photovoltaic (solar) systems worldwide, is headquartered in Güglingen, a town in the district of Heilbronn, southern Germany. The company has been supporting endurance athletes for a number of years now, and has now extended its commitment to its local event.
“The hep Challenge Heilbronn is firmly established in Heilbronn and is one of the region’s largest and popular sport events,” said hep founder Christian Hamann. “The focus is on the shared experience and team spirit. So hep is proud to be a reliable partner in this strong community.”
Challenge Heilbronn organizers Kai and Rik Sauser are ‘proud and happy to have found such a committed and motivated new presenting sponsor’.
“An innovative and triathlon-enthusiastic company, which is in a future-oriented industry, fits in perfectly with our event,” said Kai Sauser. There are many parallels between triathlon sport and renewable energies, both are dynamic and innovative in growing.”
He continued, “With hep as a partner this event will become even greener. Already in past years Challenge Heilbronn set accents in terms of sustainability with a sophisticated recycling concept with the help of the main sponsor ‘Grüner Punkt’ and the climate neutrality of the race.
“So it fits perfectly: a presenting sponsor, who is intensely concerned about the future of the earth. hep’s company slogan ‘there is no planet b’ affects us all; and we look forward to taking another step in the right direction together with hep.”
Rik Sauser added, “We would like to also thank our previous presenting sponsor, Kreissparkasse Heilbronn, for their commitment over the past nine years. They accompanied the Challenge from the beginnings of the City Triathlon Heilbronn to the internationally renowned triathlon today.
“In the 10th anniversary year, the team of the hep Challenge Heilbronn powered by Audi and the new partner will continue to do their utmost to offer athletes and spectators a perfect triathlon #InTheHeartOfTheCity.”