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Bayern Munich to play Kickers Offenbach in charity friendly

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The hope is to keep the club afloat.

FC Ingolstadt v Kickers Offenbach - 3.Liga Photo by Guenter Meier/Bongarts/Getty Images

Bayern Munich and Kickers Offenbach have announced a charity friendly to take place next summer in Offenbach. The match is an effort by the Bavarian giants to help keep Offenbach in business while the club is facing insolvency.

"Kickers Offenbach are a club with a rich tradition, they've always been an important club in Germany, so we'll gladly help them with a benefit match," said Bayern Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. All proceeds from the match will go directly to Offenbach.

The August 30, 2017 match is another in a long-standing tradition from Bayern of helping fellow German clubs avoid falling into bankruptcy and disappearing. In recent years, they’ve played these charity matches against St. Pauli, Union Berlin, Hansa Rostock, and Dynamo Dresden.

"Bayern Munich is not only the most successful and popular club in Germany, but also worldwide known for his social commitment," Offenbach President Helmut Spahn said. “On behalf of Offenbach and our fans, I can assure you that we will never forget the support of Bayern Munich.”