BAODING, China, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE:YGE) ("Yingli Solar" or "Yingli"), one of the world's leading solar panel manufacturers, today announced that it has once again hosted the FC Bayern Munich Youth Cup Japan selection event in the Tohoku region in Japan. This is the 4th year Yingli has held this event in Japan, 5th time globally.
Together with FC Bayern Munich and its sponsors such as Adidas, Lufthansa and Audi, Yingli was able to put on another great event for the children in the region that was hit the hardest during the March 11, 2011 disaster that had altered many lives and hampered their Football progress. 92 players from Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures took part in the selection process while Sebastian Dremmler, Head Coach of International Programs of FC Bayern Munich was onsite to personally select the 10 best players. The selected athletes will form Team Japan and compete in the upcoming FC Bayern Youth Cup World Finals in Munich on May 15, 2016 at the world famous Allianz Arena, home of FC Bayern Munich.
"We are proud to once again host this special event in Japan. This event is especially important to us because at Yingli, our job is not only to bring power to every corner of the world, but also to bring powerful smiles to those in need," commented Mrs. Judy Tzeng Lee, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Yingli.
"We are very happy to host the FC Bayern Youth Cup Japan in the Tohoku region for the fourth time together with Yingli Solar to give these kids the chance for a once in a life time opportunity and to represent their country in the tournament. The FC Bayern Youth Cup shall help to bring football back to the daily life of the young players and society in this special area," said Sebastian Dremmler, Head Coach International Programs of FC Bayern Munich.
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