5.06.2019Bayer 04

Nowitzki at the BayArena for 'Champions for Charity'

Basketball legend Dirk Nowitzki and Formula 2 racing driver Mick Schumacher are coming to the BayArena on Sunday 21 July for another Champions for Charity football match in honour of Formula 1 record world champion Michael Schumacher – Stefan Kießling and Simon Rolfes will also be back on the pitch.

A number of current and former top athletes are set to take part in the third charity football match to be held at the home of the Werkself. Proceeds from the game will go to the 41 Campus Project of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and projects run by the Keep Fighting Foundation of the Schumacher family.

The event starts at 16.30 CET and there will be a wide range of activities in and around the BayArena.

Dirk and Mick pleased about 'Kies' and Rolfes

The two teams, ' Nowitzki All-Stars' and 'Schumacher & Friends’ will be able to count on support from the Bayer 04 ranks: Simon Rolfes and Stefan Kießling have already said yes to Dirk and Mick. One or two other Werkself players from the current squad will also make an appearance at the event - Peter Bosz and his players are set to return to Leverkusen from the training In Zell am See/Kaprun just before the match.
"I'm looking forward to coming back to Germany in the summer and taking part in a great football event with the fans and lots of athletes. Even if I'm not the most talented footballer, it's always great fun and I'll do my best," said Nowitzki. "I'm looking forward to an exciting and successful Champions for Charity event in Leverkusen," added his opposite number Schumacher.

Tickets for the Champions for Charity event are available now from €10 at


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