SC Paderborn and Bayern Munich have announced a joint plan to auction several signed jerseys to raise money in response to the tragic passing of Streli Mamba’s 14-month-old niece (Bundesliga.com). His niece was in attendance at the Allianz Arena in Bayern’s 3-2 win over Paderborn on February 21st. She lost consciousness unexpectedly during the match and despite several resuscitation attempts, she later passed away in a nearby hospital.
At the time, both clubs stated that they were “devastated” and expressed the “deepest sympathy and condolences” to the girl’s family. Paderbon asked that the public to respect the family’s privacy and stated no further comments would be forthcoming from the club or the family.
All of the proceeds from jersey auction will go directly to an organization that helps support parents and loved-ones who have lost young children. The auction began yesterday (March 6) and will run through March 13. Thomas Müller, Leon Goretzka, and Manuel Neuer have all given signed jerseys to the cause, while fourteen players from Paderborn’s squad will auction theirs.
Amidst a turbulent week in German football laden with a number of vociferous protests, it’s refreshing to see Bayern and Paderborn joining forces to raise money for charity after such a tragic event for Streli Mamba and his family.
If you are interested in bidding for a jersey, the auction can be accessed via this link.