Auction of unique Tour de France items yields €20,000 for charity
Team Jumbo-Visma has raised an amount of €20,003.29 for Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur. The proceeds come from the auction of twenty-five unique Tour de France items that were offered by the team via auction platform Catawiki. Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur has been the charity of Team Jumbo-Visma for several years now. The auction proceeds can be used based on the joint ambition to give as many children and youth from low-income families the opportunity to structurally participate in sports.
Among the auctioned Tour de France items were the frame numbers of various stage victories, worn race outfits and the blue tyre with which Wout van Aert won the final stage on the Champs-Elysées. Van Aert’s worn road suit was the most sought-after item with the highest proceeds of €3,807.31.
“Thanks to all the people who bid on the items, almost a hundred children from low-income families can participate in sports for another year. Without a contribution from Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur this would not be possible for these children”, general manager Richard Plugge says. “Of course, as an organisation, we are happy to support this. It is important that every child has the opportunity to exercise but also to develop socially and mentally. We are proud that we can contribute to this in this way in cooperation with Catawiki.”
"Thanks to all the people who bid on the items, almost a hundred children from low-income families can participate in sports for another year."
“Sport and culture are important for the physical, mental and social development of children”, says Monique Maks, director of Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur. “On the sports fields or in the dance school children discover what they like, make new friends, grow their self-confidence and gain valuable skills. But even now that they are allowed to do more after corona, sport is still not something every child takes for granted. We believe that this should not and does not have to be the case. It is fantastic that Team Jumbo-Visma endorses our mission and organised this auction. And with a great result. With this we can help a lot of children.”
The cheque worth €20,003.29 was handed over to the Jeugdfonds Sport & Cultuur by Plugge and cyclist Mike Teunissen on Friday at the head office of Team Jumbo-Visma.