Created on 07-06-2013 at 00:00 AM
In response to the current devastating flood catastrophe in parts of Bavaria, Bavarian Minister President Horst Seehofer and FC Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge have personally held talks and arranged a fund-raising benefit match to aid victims of the disaster.
“Our team has benefited from so much support from the people of Bavaria over recent weeks and months," commented chairman of the Champions League winners Rummenigge, “in the light of the dramatic images from the flooded areas, we now wish to give something back and contest a benefit match with our team to aid victims of the flood disaster."
FC Bayern will shortly contest a match against a Regional XI in Passau, for which no fee will be charged. All revenue raised from the match will be donated to victims in the flooded areas
Minister President Horst Seehofer expressed thanks to the club for the gesture of solidarity. “It is very special when the world-leading football club sends out such a strong signal of solidarity with the people in the state. I would like to thank the management of FC Bayern and the team for this magnificent gesture."
Recognising FC Bayern's major achievement in winning the German championship, the DFB Cup and the Champions League, the Bavarian minister president also announced a state government reception for the club. Victims of the flood disaster and emergency helpers will also be invited to this event.