Bayern Munich star Thomas Müller was joined by Augsburg coach Manuel Baum, former Schalke boss Markus Weinzierl and a host of other Bavarian football figures to help raise money for a charity that helps grieving families.
Since 2011, Müller has been ambassador for the online ‘Young Wings’ charity, which helps children, adults and families cope with the grief of losing a loved one.
The fourth annual card game, which also numbered Bayern legend Paul Breitner among the 120 players, raised €43,500, taking the funds raised to over €100,000 since it was first organised by Sky Germany presenter Michael Leopold in 2014.
“It was unbelievable how much enthusiasm our guests showed while at work at the card table,” explained Müller, who won a bet while playing golf with Leopold that led to the event’s birth. “I’m really happy that out of a fun bet with Michael Leopold a beautiful tradition has come into being.”