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Gifts and a cheque

Stars’ yuletide visit to school for disabled

Bayern could yet earn themselves an early Christmas present by going top of the Bundesliga on Saturday, but the club itself was handing out gifts to a special group of kids in Munich on Wednesday. A star-studded FCB party comprising board directors Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Karl Hopfner, director of sport Christian Nerlinger, club captain Mark van Bommel and his deputies Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger, defender Holger Badstuber and keeper Jörg Butt, made a festive season visit to the renowned Bavarian State School for the Disabled in Munich.

The FCB delegation set aside plenty of time to meet and greet the school’s 350 kids and youths. The famous visitors did not arrive empty-handed either: every kid received a scarf and bobble hat, the school was invited en masse to the Allianz Arena for Bayern’s DFB Cup meeting with Greuther Fürth on 10 February 2010, and Rummenigge and Hopfner presented school officials with a cheque for €10,000 from the club’s charitable foundation, FC Bayern Hilfe e.V.