'Champions for Charity' football game to honour Schumacher in July

The second annual 'Champions for Charity' football game will honour Michael Schumacher and help raise funds for the Keep Fighting Initiative.
25.11.2012- Mercedes Team photograph, Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W03
25.11.2012- Mercedes Team photograph, Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes…

Details regarding the second edition of the 'Champions for Charity' football game in honour of Michael Schumacher have been confirmed.

Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Schumacher continues to undergo rehabilitation following a skiing accident in December 2013 that saw him sustain severe head injuries.

25,000 fans attended the inaugural 'Champions for Charity' event in Mainz last year as Sebastian Vettel captained a team of racing drivers in a match against basketball star Dirk Nowitzki.

Mainz will once again play host to the event this year, taking place on July 3 to raise funds for Schumacher's Keep Fighting Initiative and the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation. Schumacher's son, Mick, has been confirmed to attend, as has two-time F1 champion Mika Hakkinen and German footballer Miroslav Klose.

"For me it is a matter of course that I am attending Champions for Charity," Mick Schumacher said. "At last year's match I barely stopped laughing, and it's a good feeling to be able to support charitable initiatives.

"This combination of fun and purpose is perfect in my eyes. I am glad that Dirk, along with all the other players and the spectators in the stadium can see it the same way; and I'm looking forward to an entertaining match."

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