Friday, September 4, 2015

Bayern Munich donates $1.2m and set up 'training camps' for refugees in Germany

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25-times German League title champions Bayern Munich and 5-times European Champions are looking to setup a ‘training camp’ for refugees coming into Germany and will donate 1m Euros ($1.2 M) to the refugee project. In a bid to help with the increasing number of refugees coming into various countries across Europe due to serious conflicts in countries such as Syria and Eritrea and with many in Hungary wishing to travel to Germany, the Bundesliga club also plans to provide food, German lessons and football equipment for children. Currently, the number of refugees entering Europe has reached a record level in years; Germany will expect to take in as many as 800, 000 migrants this year.

Speaking in a statement Bayern’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said- “Bayern sees it as its social responsibility to help the refugees,” Bayern’s game against Augsburg on Sept. 12 will also see each player walk out “holding the hand of a German child and a refugee’s child.”

Other clubs working to bring aid to the migrants includes Bayern’s closest rivals Borussia Dortmund, the club gave 220 tickets to refugees to watch the side play against Norwegian side Odd in the Europa League last Thursday. Rivals Mainz gave out 200 free tickets to their home match against Hannover last weekend.  Celtics is also helping out by giving parts of their proceeds from this weekend’s jock Stien 30th anniversary events to the refugees.  Telegraph U.K