Miracle man Fabrice Muamba is to visit Barnsley as part of a festival organised by former Red Bruce Dyer.
Muamba collapsed and stopped breathing while playing for Bolton in an FA Cup match against Tottenham last year. He remarkably recovered but had to retire.
He will visit Oakwell on May 6 to share his story and meet fans at the Love Life Festival.
At the event, which Dyer is running in conjunction with Barnsley Football Club, an exhibition match will take place between a Bruce Dyer All Star Team and a Bobby Hassell Barnsley Legends Team.
Dyer’s side will include former England cricketer Darren Gough, Reds player Chris O’Grady as well as current footballers Brian Stock, John Bostock, Gordon Greer and Clinton Morrison.
Hassell’s line-up will feature ex-Reds Craig Hignett, Brian Howard, Darren Moore, Jon Parkin, Nicky Eaden and Martin Devaney.
Dyer said: “We’re really excited and this promises to be a historic event for the town. I met Fabrice at the Reebok Stadium. He’s a great guy with a powerful story and he’s excited about coming to Barnsley.
“A big talking point about the day will be the exhibition game. I’m close friends with Sir Bob but we will be opponents on that day and will be going up against each other aiming to win.
“He keeps joking with me that I’ve put a bit of weight on since I retired but I’ve scored a lot of goals on that Oakwell pitch and I’ll be aiming to bag a couple more!”
For more information, visit www.lovelifeukfestival.com or follow Bruce on Twitter at @Bruce10Dyer.