Young football talents will have the opportunity to play at the FC Bayern Youth Cup 2014 in Munich
BAODING, China, April 11, 2014 -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company,") the largest vertically integrated photovoltaic ("PV") module manufacturer in the world, known as "Yingli Solar," today announced that the Company is teaming up with FC Bayern Munchen ("FC Bayern") and Chinese Football Association ("CFA") to bring underprivileged football talents to the FC Bayern Youth Cup final, which will be held in May 2014 at FC Bayern's training ground in Munich, Germany. The FC Bayern Youth Cup is an international charity youth competition initiated by FC Bayern, the most successful German football club, with support from several FC Bayern sponsors around the world such as Yingli Green Energy, Adidas, Unicredit, and Trentino.
After 2012 and 2013, Yingli Green Energy joins hands with FC Bayern and CFA for the third time to scout the best junior footballers from China for the tournament final in Germany. Young football players from all across China will be selected in Foshan, Guangdong from 12thto 13th April, 2014. Ten of them will have the chance to form an All-Star team and travel to Germany to represent China in the tournament final at the Munich. The other teams that will compete for the cup are from Japan, Thailand / Myanmar, India, USA, Austria, Italy, and Germany.
Mrs. Judy Tzeng Lee, Vice President of Global Marketing of Yingli Green Energy, said, "Yingli Green Energy has committed itself to providing our knowledge in renewable energy and positively affecting the society through our football marketing platforms. As the only Official Premium Partner of FC Bayern in China, we are honored to be able to contribute to our country's youth football through our sponsorship. By providing international standard matches for these future stars, we hope to focus more attention on China's youth football training and attract more youth to this sport."
Mr. Paul Breitner, Brand Ambassador of FC Bayern, commented, "We are proud that Yingli Solar and the CFA will have hosted the FC Bayern Youth Cup three times in a row in China. We truly believe that football can provide a great platform for bringing a positive change to society. We hope to utilize our love for football to bring happiness and hope to children, especially those in disadvantaged areas. We are also very happy to share our knowledge and experience with Yingli Solar and the CFA to help enhance youth football communication between China and Germany."
In addition to sponsoring FC Bayern, Yingli Green Energy is also a sponsor of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. The Company became the first Chinese and the first renewable energy company to become a FIFA World Cup sponsor in 2010. The FIFA World Cup finals, which are the world's most-watched single-sport event, will take place in Brazil during June and July of 2014.