Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sports is about more than making money

The famed German soccer club Bayern Munich has decided to help some of the migrants arriving in Germany daily from Syria and other war-torn nations. The club is donating 1 million euros ($1.1 million) to refugee projects, and will host a training camp to provide refugee children and adolescents soccer equipment, meals and German lessons.

At their next home game on September 12, the team's star players will walk onto the field holding hands with a German child on one side and a migrant child on the other. The team says this will symbolize the integration of refugees. Meanwhile, another German soccer club, Borussia Dortmund, is taking measures to curb right-wing and neo-Nazi violence against refugees, including a campaign called "No Beer for Racists." It believes every human being can be an asset to society.

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