22 men chasing a soccer ball for 90 minutes and in the end there’s one winner: the good cause. This is what happened in the friendly between TSV Aubstadt and TSV Abtswind, two of the top amateur soccer clubs in Bavaria (Germany). Despite good opportunities, the match between the regional league club and the Bavarian league club at the DJK Hirschfeld sports complex in Schweinfurt County ended with a deserved nil-nil draw.
Much more important than the result of the match, however, was the cash check afterward. The result: 1,000 euros for Mix for Kids, 600 euros thereof from admission fees and donations made by the audience. The remaining 400 euros were donated by Bundesliga referee Christian Dietz and his assistants Lothar Ostheimer and Roman Potemkin. The three referees also donated their compensation to Mix for Kids. The charity game was initiated by Michael Helmerich, owner of sports clothing supplier Allstar-Sport in Röthlein, and organized by the sports club DJK Hirschfeld.