The long-standing board member of the club's handball department passed away last Saturday at the age of 80 years.
Heinz Reitemeyer's passion for the sport of handball and his highly-valued services to BVB saw him appointed as an honorary member of the board at the club's annual general meeting in 1999. His sense of decency and his willingness to help saw him gain respect and recognition far beyond the city of Dortmund. Under his leadership, the BVB women's handball team first gained promotion to the Bundesliga. He also led the side all the way to the finals of both the German handball cup and the European handball cup. Heinz Reitemeyer will be fondly remembered by everyone at Borussia Dortmund.