When heavyweight world champion Vladimir Klitschko and tennis legend Boris Becker swap their normal equipment for football boots in support of a good cause, they will be joined by FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 ambassadorial duo Renate Lingor and Silke Rottenberg. The former Germany internationals are among the stars turning out for the Klitschko meets Becker benefit match in aid of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation at the Carl-Benz stadium in Mannheim on 20 October 2009 at 17.45.
"Sport has special powers. It's excellent if these are used to tackle the social challenges faced by society. Sport can offer young people a new chance and that's worth supporting. We're delighted to take part as World Cup ambassadors, because the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 shares these goals," commented Lingor.
German celebrities including Fredi Bobic, Reiner Calmund, Stefan Kretschmar, Tim Malzer and Hansi Flick are set to appear on the night.
The idea for the event originated with Laureus ambassadors Klitschko and Becker. The Foundation, established in 2000, aims to use sport as a vehicle for social change. The Laureus initiative currently supports 70 projects in 38 countries.