Children suffering with cancer enjoyed a great few days under the patronage of the VfL star.
Exercising more and taking part in sport can have benefits during pauses in cancer treatment or follow-up care. That’s why the José Carreras Leukaemia Foundation and VfL Wolfsburg midfielder Maximilian Arnold have set up the Maximilian Arnold Wolves Camp, whereby children suffering from cancer got to spend a few fun-filled days at the recreational facility Haus am Bernsteinsee as well as the Volkswagen Arena.
Fully kitted out
From Thursday to Sunday last week, nine children each with a companion stayed at Haus am Bernsteinsee. Before the activities kicked off, Arnold opened a new building at the site and spent time with the young participants, signing autographs and answering questions. The children, who came from six different federal states, also received a goody bag packed with training pants, football socks and shirts.
Bundesliga matchday experience
On Friday, the first full day of the camp, the kids were treated to the attractions of Bernsteinsee, including the football pitch which Arnold himself helped to build on the ‘Moving Together’ day. Then on Saturday, the focus was on the Bundesliga clash between the Wolves and Hannover 96. Following a special tour of the Volkswagen Arena and a visit to the VfL-FußballWelt, the camp participants witnessed the Green-Whites’ 3-1 win over their local rivals. They headed home on Sunday having collected their beautiful medals, some great experiences and a lot of exercise.