KBO and Korean Red Cross “Sharing Love”

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) and Korean Red Cross signed an agreement to cooperate with each other back in 2012.

*KBO Commissioner, Koo Bon-neung (구본능, left), participates in a baking volunteer program along with Yu Jung-keun (유중근, next to left), President of the Korean Red Cross. (Source: news1)

Every year, one player from each franchise is appointed as a “Goodwill Ambassador” in the beginning of May.  These players will make an appearance in a promotional video and poster of the Korean Red Cross.  Fans will be able to see this video on the scoreboard at least once in every game.

 

Goodwill Ambassadors of each ballclub:

  • 2012
    – Busan Lotte Giants: Jeon Jun-woo (전준우), OF.
    – Changwon NC Dinos: Jung Sung-ki (정성기), RHP.
    – Hanwha Eagles: Ryu Hyun-jin (류현진), LHP.
    – KIA Tigers: An Chi-hong (안치홍), 2B.
    – LG Twins: Park Yong-taik (박용택), OF.
    – Samsung Lions: Oh Seung-hwan (오승환), RHP.
    – Seoul Doosan Bears: Kim Sun-woo (김선우), RHP.
    – Seoul Nexen Heroes: Kang Jung-ho (강정호), SS.
    – SK Wyverns: Jeong Keun-woo (정근우), 2B.
  • 2013
    – Busan Lotte Giants: Jeon Jun-woo (전준우), OF.
    – Changwon NC Dinos: Na Sung-bum (나성범), OF.
    – Hanwha Eagles: Kim Tae-kyun (김태균), 1B.
    – KIA Tigers: Yang Hyeon-jong (양현종), LHP.
    – LG Twins: Park Yong-taik (박용택), OF.
    – Samsung Lions: Oh Seung-hwan (오승환), RHP.
    – Seoul Doosan Bears: Jung Soo-bin (정수빈), OF.
    – Seoul Nexen Heroes: Kang Jung-ho (강정호), SS.
    – SK Wyverns: Choi Jeong (최정), 3B.
  • 2014
    – Busan Lotte Giants: Jeon Jun-woo (전준우), OF.
    – Changwon NC Dinos: Na Sung-bum (나성범), OF.
    – Hanwha Eagles: Kim Tae-kyun (김태균), 1B.
    – KIA Tigers: Kim Seon-bin (김선빈), SS.
    – LG Twins: Park Yong-taik (박용택), OF.
    – Samsung Lions: Chae Tae-in (채태인), 1B.
    – Seoul Doosan Bears: Min Byung-hun (민병헌), OF.
    – Seoul Nexen Heroes: Kim Min-seong (김민성), 3B.
    – SK Wyverns: Choi Jeong (최정), 3B.
    – Suwon KT Wiz: Shin Myeong-cheol (신명철), IF.
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*Kim Min-seong and Na Sung-bum being appointed as the 2014 Goodwill Ambassadors for the Korean Red Cross. (Source: Newsis)

On June 14, which is the World Blood Donor Day, the top blood donors are invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch (teams sometimes schedule this on the day before or after).  The home teams also invite blood donors to the games.

On the second Saturday of September, CPR (CardioPulmonary Resuscitation) classes are held around the stadium.

 

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