German pro triathlete donates R25 000 to SA Triathlon Development

German pro triathlete, Till Schramm, who is in Port Elizabeth to participate in the IRONMAN African champs on Sunday, has donated R25 000, sports nutrition and kit to triathlon development in South Africa.

In addition, Schramm, on behalf of his sponsor, Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo ZA, has donated R13 000 to Ironman 4 the Kidz South Africa I which helps destitute children in PE.

Schramm is up against the world’s toughest sportsmen in the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship on Sunday, March 29. On Wednesday, he donated R25 000 (R1 000 per development team member) to SA Triathlon Development on behalf of Alpecin. On Thursday, he will visit Khayalethu Children’s Home which will benefit from his R13 000 donation.

“Alpecin and myself feel strongly about giving back where we can to the sport and to society in the countries in which we participate,” said Schramm.

Justin Butler, who accepted the donation on behalf of SA Triathlon Development, said the funds, nutrition and kit were a huge help. “This will go some way to helping us achieve our goals for our development athletes – we are very grateful to Till Schramm and Alpecin.”

Schramm, 30, from Germany, will be among a field of 2 100 — including about 70 pros — vying for a total IRONMAN prize purse of US$150 000 and world championship qualifying points.

Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo is Germany’s best-selling men’s shampoo and is available in SA at major pharmacies.

• Follow Schramm’s progress on Facebook (Till Schramm & Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo ZA), and on Twitter @Tillschramm and @Alpecinza.



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