Dirk Nowitzki and Mick Schumacher are going to get some help from other top athletes at the Champions for Charity game on 3 July: National goal keepers Bernd Leno and Timo Hildebrand will be playing in the benet game in honor of Michael Schumacher at the OPEL ARENA in Mainz. Three other team members are joining from other sports: National hockey player Moritz Fürste was an Olympic medalist and world’s Hockey Player of the Year 2012. Pascal “Pommes” Hens took the German championship as well as the European and World titles as national handball player. And Jan-Hendrik Jagla, long-time member of the German national basketball team, will be “head-and-shoulders” above the rest side by side with Dirk Nowitzki in the opposing team’s penalty box. Many of last year’s team members have already signed up.
The two teams around Dirk Nowitzki and Mick Schumacher are made up of athletes from various sports: Formula 1 drivers Mika Häkkinen and David Coulthard will be there again, as will handball stars Stefan “Kretzsche” Kretzschmann and Christian “Blacky” Schwarzer or ski jumper Sven Hannawald. Football greats like Miroslav Klose, Simon Rolfes, Patrick Owomoyela, Karl-Heinz “Charly” Körbel, and Nikolce Noveski promise to deliver some top-notch football. Appearance by pop singer Wincent Weiss. Spectators this year can look forward not only to the game but also to a new musical act: Wincent Weiss will appear with his chart hit “Feuerwerk”. The event begins at 19:00, but the fan and club mile outside the arena will start entertaining visitors of all ages from 14:30 onward.
This is the second time Dirk Nowitzki is inviting top athletes and fans to the benet soccer game “Champions for Charity” at the OPEL ARENA in Mainz. On 3 July 2017, big names from the world of sports will be lining up for a good cause in honor of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher: all proceeds from the event will go to projects of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Keep Fighting Initiative. Tickets are on sale starting as low as 9 Euro, free tickets are available for children up to 12. For information and tickets please visit www.champions-for-charity.de.