BAODING, China, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
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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 12th to 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.
About Yingli Green Energy
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE), known as "Yingli Solar," is the world's largest photovoltaic module manufacturer in terms of production capacity and shipments. Yingli Green Energy's manufacturing covers the photovoltaic value chain from ingot casting and wafering through solar cell production and module assembly. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli Green Energy has more than 30 regional subsidiaries and branch offices and has distributed more than 9,000 MW PV modules to customers worldwide. For more information. please visit www.yinglisolar.com and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Weibo.
About FC Bayern Munchen
FC Bayern Munchen is the most successful football club in Germany and one of the most successful football clubs in Europe, having won 22 German titles and 15 cups. The club was founded in 1900. FC Bayern Munchen is by far the most successful team in German football, they won Champions League in 2013, UEFA Supercup and Club World Cup in 2013 as last international titles. Since the beginning of the 2005–06 season, FC Bayern Munchen plays its home games in the Allianz Arena. The team colors are red and white.
About Chinese Football Association
The Chinese Football Association (CFA) was established in Beijing in 1955. It is the sole organization that manages the sport of football on a national scale. It consists of local football associations in each province, autonomous region and major municipalities in China, amateur football associations of different professionals, and football associations under the People's Liberation Army. The CFA is a national non-governmental, nonprofit organization. It is a member of the All-China Sports Federation. As an Olympic event organization recognized by the Chinese Olympic Committee, the CFA is the only legal organization that represents China in FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) and in the AFC (Asian Football Confederation).
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Vice President of Corporate Communications
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited
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In the Americas:
Head of Marketing
Yingli Green Energy Americas Inc.
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Yingli Green Energy International AG
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