Bayer is one of Germany's biggest sports patrons and sports sponsors.?As long as the beginning of the 20th century, Bayer began sponsoring sports clubs in the communities surrounding its production sites in order to help its employees make constructive use of their leisure time. Fast-forwarding to the present day, few companies support such a wide range of sporting activities.
Bayer sponsors both elite and recreational sport in the communities surrounding its sites. We have always demonstrated a particular commitment to?disabled sports?and felt a sense of responsibility for encouraging?youth sports.
The Bayarena Leverkusen. Sport.
The SV Bayer soccer team has been wearing the Bayer cross on their shirts since 1936.
has concluded sponsorship contracts with individual athletes and with teams, such as the professional soccer players of?Bayer 04 Leverkusen, as well as?with?promoters and sports associations such as the National Paralympic Committee Germany
sponsors sports through both funding and investments in facilities and infrastructure (e.g. construction of sports facilities)
are active in the 22
Bayer sports clubs.
A Few Facts about Bayer Sports Today:
22 "Bayer" sports clubs
approximately 44,000 members
50 different sports
20 top teams in 15 different sports
68 Olympic medals
82 Paralympic medals
more than?200 World Championship medals
more than?100 European Championship titles
more than 800 German championship titles
The TuS 04 football team wore the Bayer cross on their jerseys as early as 1936.