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Bayern Munich and Schalke 04 will meet to raise money for flood victims

The two clubs will meet to help raise funds.

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Per a release from Bayern Munich’s club website, the Bavarians will meet Schalke 04 in a friendly to help raise money to support relief for flood victims during last week’s horrific disaster in Germany:

FC Bayern München will play a charity match against FC Schalke 04 at the Veltins Arena, and, dependent on the proceeds, will donate at least €1 million to the flood victims from North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate. Because the meeting with Schalke is not yet scheduled but both clubs agree that the people whose livelihood have been threatened by last week’s flood disaster need financial help urgently, FC Bayern will guarantee the €1m in aid now and deliver it in the coming days. In addition, FC Bayern Hilfe eV will donate a further €100,000 to those affected by the storm in Bavaria.

After consultation with the three affected state governments, FC Bayern will turn to charities that are already active in the crisis areas and distribute the money in an unbureaucratic and swift manner to households in need. The exact date of the charity match will be announced in the coming weeks.

On the occasion of the friendly against 1. FC Köln, FC Bayern already donated €100,000 to the victims of the flood disaster in Germany together with their opponents and their partner Telekom.