by Rogers Corporation on Jul 20, 2017
Ten company teams, including Rogers Germany, recently came together for the 3rd annual soccer tournament benefitting Heilpädagogisches Zentrum (HPZ), a local organization supporting the mentally handicapped community. HPZ operates several schools in the Pfaffenhofen, Germany area, including the Anna-Kittenbacher School, the Geisenfeld Special Educational Center, the Adolf-Rebl-Schule Development Center for Intellectual Development, an Early Intervention Center, and an array of programs including therapeutic days, social educational days, and open help.
The Rogers Germany team is a regular supporter of HPZ. Also supporting HPZ in the soccer tournament were Siemens Kemnath, Weiden Police, Stadtwerke Weiden, and BHS Corrugated Weiherhammer. The highlight of the tournament was the unified HPZ Team — a mix of players, some who had disabilities and some who did not – who joined in the fight to the victory cup!
The tournament included great soccer games, treats brought by HPZ, and a raffle with lots of great prizes.
While Rogers Germany gave it their all, the final match came down to the Weiden Police vs the unified HPZ Team. Congrats to the Weiden Police, who went on to win. In the end, the HPZ organization was happy and considered the annual charity event a great success! Proceeds from the event went to the HPZ in Irchenrieth, which fosters people with mental and physical disabilities and helps them with integration into society.
Kudos and many thanks to the Rogers Germany team for their passion and dedication to the tournament and to HPZ.
Standing (left to right): Matthias Keck, Benjamin Reiter, Michael Pfleger, André Brunner, and Korcaj Milot. Front (left to right): Markus Walberer, Alexander Schäffler, Daniel Küfner, and Michael Melchner.