HCOB donates more than EUR 50,000 from "Aces for a Good Cause!" campaign to “Hamburger Abendblatt hilft e.V.” association

  • Tennis stars hit 44 aces at the Hamburg European Open - HCOB donates EUR 117 per ace
  • Donation to children and young people for sports and physical activity projects

Hamburg, August 4, 2023 - Following the conclusion of the Hamburg European Open, Germany's largest tennis tournament, Hamburg Commercial Bank (HCOB) is handing over a donation of more than EUR 50,000 to “Hamburger Abendblatt hilft e.V.” association. The money raised during the "Aces for a Good Cause!" event at the tournament will be used by the association specifically to promote sport and physical activity for children and young people from low-income families.

Fastest Ass at the Hamburg European Open
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For every ace served at the 117th edition of the tournament at Hamburg`s Rothenbaum, HCOB donates EUR 117. The women hit 142 direct points on serve, the men 302, making a total of 444 aces, so EUR 51,948 will be handed over to the “Hamburger Abendblatt hilft e.V.” association.

Every tennis player is happy about an ace and a point won – at this year's Hamburg European Open, the joy of seeing the ever-growing donation amount came on top of it. The "HCOB Speedometer", which measured the speed of the players’ serves, also became a symbol of the bank's charitable campaign. The fastest men's serve, by Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, was measured at 225 km/h. The top speed in the women's competition was 188 km/h, served by tournament winner Arantxa Rus and Ella Seidel from Hamburg.

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