Honour Award for Dietmar Hopp
Dietmar Hopp was presented with the Honour Award for his social involvement at the Radio Regenbogen gala in Rust on Friday 12 April. The TSG Hoffenheim patron's foundation has donated more than €720 million for charitable purposes, which makes Hopp "one of the most generous donors in the world".
The special award has only been given a few times in the 22-year history of the award ceremony, with previous recipients including Helmut Kohl, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Mikhail Gorbachev, Johannes Heesters, Miyako Saigai und Thomas Gottschalk. The Honour Award was presented to Mr. Hopp by EU commissioner and the former premier of Baden-Württemberg Günther H. Oettinger.
TSG Fan Day with Dennis Geiger at Heidelberg Zoo
On Saturday 13 April, TSG Hoffenheim will be spending the whole day at Heidelberg Zoo to mark the exciting occasion that is TSG Fan Day. There will be lots of fun and games for the younger fans and the HOFFEXPRESS will be in operation too. In addition, there is a competition where the winner can claim a signed shirt as well as tickets for the home game against Hertha Berlin on Sunday. Among the attendees will be TSG player Dennis Geiger, who will be at the zoo from 13:00 CET to sign autographs and take photos with fans. All zoo-goers who appear in a TSG shirt will be given a €2 discount on their ticket price.
All-time table: TSG close in on 500th Bundesliga point
TSG Hoffenheim are only two points away from reaching a major Bundesliga landmark. A win in their home game against Hertha Berlin on Sunday (13:30 CET/Live Ticker at achtzehn99.de) would see the club cross the 500-point threshold in the German top flight. TSG currently have 498 points (369 matches played) following their furious 4-0 victory away to FC Ausburg. They currently sit in 26th place in the all-time Bundesliga table, directly below Bayer Uerdingen (543 points).
"Team of the Round" quadruple for Belfodil
There was more good news for Ishak Belfodil on the day after the emphatic 4-0 victory away to FC Augsburg. The striker, who scored three goals at the WWK Arena, was included in the "Team of the Round" by "Sportschau", "kicker", "BILD" and "DAZN". It is the second consecutive week that the Algerian forward has been heavily represented in the selections, having previously been nominated by three media outlets for his role in the 4-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen the weekend before.