Since 2001, children of different origins have been integrated into social structures through sport as part of the Nordstadtliga project. The street football league in the north of Dortmund, which runs all throughout the year, is supported by the BVB Foundation "leuchte auf".

U23s captain Franz Pfanne and the whole team were keen to support this project with a donation from the team's coffers. Foundation manager Maike Vollmer and Mirza Demirovic from the Nordstadtliga gratefully received the check. 

"It is important to us that we support the children who play football there and drive this really great project forward," said Franz Pfanne.