Jan. 20, 2000

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — A team of former University of Notre Dame football players will travel to Hamburg, Germany, in July to play the Hamburg Blue Devils football club.

The game will be played July 8, 2000, at Volkspark Stadium in Hamburg. Approximately 45 former Irish players are expected to participate.

The game, known as Charity Bowl 2000, will benefit Kinder Helfen Kindern (Kids Helping Kids), as well as a charity designated by the Notre Dame alumni players.

Several former Notre Dame coaches are expected to assist in coaching the Irish team.

A flag football game involving Irish football alumni will be played the morning of April 29, 2000 (also the date of Notre Dame’s Blue-Gold final spring intrasquad football game), at Notre Dame Stadium to help select the team that will travel to Hamburg.

Among the Irish players who tentatively have expressed interest in participating are Terry Andrysiak, Ken Barry, Kurt Belisle, Corey Bennett, Reggie Brooks, Dave Butler, Kevin Carretta, Cikai Champion, Melvin Dansby, Reggie Fleurima, D’Juan Francisco, Pat Eilers, Ty Goode, Ted Gradel, Mark Green, Kris Haines, Brian Hamilton, Germaine Holden, Clint Johnson, Dean Lytle, Alton Maiden, George Marshall, Oscar McBride, Karl McGill, Emmett Mosley, Jeremy Nau, Brendan O’Connor, Scott Palumbo, William Pollard, Wes Pritchett, Tony Rice, Jeremy Sample, Stan Smagala, Darnell Smith, Charles Stafford, Frank Stams, Michael Stonebreaker and Cliff Stroud.

Information on travel packages for the game will be available at a later date.