Playing an instrumental part in bringing FC Bayern Munich, one of the most successful soccer teams in the world, to Charlotte, the N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation hosted a reception for Paul Breitner at Quail Hollow on May 18. Breitner, former World Cup Champion and today's official brand ambassador of FC Bayern Munich, came to Charlotte to meet with soccer fans and raise interest among Germans and German companies for the game FC Bayern Munich against InterMilano on July 30.
The evening included a panel discussion with Charlotte's mayor, Jennifer Roberts, and German Honorary Consul and Chairman of the Zeitgeist Foundation, Klaus Becker, covering a wide range of questions on soccer, sports in general, and the important role it can play, in particular, in the life of young people.
Breitner, who is fluent in several languages, actively engaged with the 125 guests, including city officials, international business people and enthusiastic soccer fans and made sure everyone had a really good time.
All photos by Daniel Coston Photography
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