Mini Marathon: GASCADE supports 1,100 children

The Kassel-based transmission system operator is sponsoring the running event once again

Kassel. On the home stretch: In the run-up to the Kassel Mini Marathon in September 2016, the Kassel-based transmission system operator has once again presented the children it sponsors with running shirts. "By sponsoring them, we want to encourage the children to take part in this enjoyable team event," said GASCADE Managing Director Christoph von dem Bussche when presenting the T-shirts at the Valentin Traudt School in Kassel. The boys and girls, mainly of primary school age, were delighted with the bright green shirts, drinking bottles and gym bags.

GASCADE is already enabling a total of 1,100 children and young people for the second time to take part in the Mini Marathon on September 17, a day before the main Kassel Marathon. The schools sponsored include not only the Valentin Traudt School but also the Waldau Open School and the Alexander Schmorell School.

Consequently, GASCADE is doing more than simply ensuring that environmentally-friendly gas is transported reliably through Germany. "We're doing good in our local area too," emphasized Managing Director Igor Uspenskiy. "We'd also like to support Winfried Aufenanger and his team. Year after year, they put their hearts and souls into organizing a sporting event which is unrivaled within the region."

With over 6,000 participants, the Mini Marathon which covers a distance of 4.219 km is the biggest of the E.ON Kassel Marathon competitions in numerical terms. The organizer is proud of the way in which the event has developed. After all, it is now one of the really big events in Germany. Last year, around 100 schools from Kassel and the surrounding area took part in the race. Hard-working teachers as well as many parents supported the girls and boys.