Scuderia Ferrari legend and seven-times Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher will be honoured in the second edition of the “Champions for Charity” football match which is scheduled to take place later this year. His son, Formula 3 racer Mick, will be joined by an many personalities from different sports, such as former Formula 1 champion Mika Hakkinen or former Bayern Munchen and Lazio football player German Miroslav Klose, for the match that will be played in Mainz on July 3.
The special event will have the goal of raising money for two charities – the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation, set up by the basketball superstar, and the Keep Fighting Initiative, launched by Michael Schumacher’s family: “For me it is a matter of course that I will be at the ‘Champions for Charity’ match. Last year’s match was so much fun and it is a good feeling to be able to support charitable purposes. This combination of fun and meaning is perfect in my eyes. I am pleased that Dirk, all the other players and the spectators in the stadium see it in the same way. I am looking forward to an entertaining game.” – Mick Schumacher said, as reported by espn.co.uk on Sunday.
Last year’s inaugural ‘Champions for Charity’ event attracted over 25.000 spectators. The first ‘Champions for Charity’ match took place at FSV Mainz’s Coface Arena with drivers such as Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Fernando Alonso and Daniel Ricciardo all present. Felipe Massa, Mika Hakkinen, Nico Hulkenberg, Pascal Wehrlein, Timo Glock, David Coulthard and Christian Vietoris also took part last year.
Further details can be found at www.champions-for-charity.de.