‘Empowering young people’ – this is our motto for promoting young talent in the sporting arena too, because we want to help all young people to make the most of their talent.
Our sports funding programme is primarily dedicated to rowing. It focuses on better training conditions, team building measures and junior development programmes for youngsters. Scholarships are designed to give young rowers the opportunity to advance their own vocational training or educational studies as well as progress through the ranks of high-performance sport.
The commitment of our foundation to the sport of rowing is based on a tradition of the Opländer entrepreneurial family. Like his grandfather Louis and father Wilhelm before him, Dr.-Ing. h. c. Jochen Opländer continues to support rowing in Dortmund. The Hansa Rowing Club has made him an Honorary Member in recognition of his long-standing services to the club.