Daily Updates – February 16, 2016

Golfzon Opens Its First Batting Simulator Facility

Golf simulator enterprise, Golfzon Yuwon Holdings, has officially jumped into the batting simulator business.  Newdin Contents, a subsidiary of Golfzon, opened its first batting simulator facility, Strikezon, in Seoul’s Nonhyeon-dong.  More than 10 other chains are expected to open througout the country in March.


Lotte’s All-Star Catcher Makes Donation

Lotte Giants catcher, Kang Min-ho (강민호), and his wife donated the 740 kg of rice they received during their recent wedding to local social services.  While it is common practice for people to place floral tributes for weddings in South Korea, few would ask for rice instead.


Air Busan Continues Partnership with Lee Dae-ho

Lee Dae-ho (이대호), who recently signed a Minor League deal with the Seattle Mariners, will serve as Air Busan‘s goodwill ambassador for the fifth straight year.  The airline company began their partnership with Lee when he signed with his first team overseas, the Orix Buffaloes.

Lee Dae-ho, fifth straight year as goodwill ambassador for Air Busan. (Source: The Asia Business Daily)


Ji Se-hee in Uniform

Recording artist, Ji Se-hee (지세희), showed off wearing her baseball uniform.  Ji currently plays for the Hanstar Women’s Celebrity Baseball Club.  She debuted after an appearance in the reality singing competition, the Voice of Korea.

Ji Se-hee plays for the Han Star Women’s Celebrity Baseball Club. (Source: Jung Entertainment)


K League Hires KBO’s Former Head of Planning & Strategic Team

K League announced the hiring of Kim Jae-hyung (김재형), former head of the Planning & Strategic Team of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO).  Kim began his career with the KBO in 2003, and was in charge of the organization’s marketing and development projects.  He will be supervising K League’s marketing and public relations.


Local Recreational League in Gwangju Recruiting Players

Jungwon Ad is looking for new members to play for their recreational baseball club based in Gwangju.  Practice and games are held during weekends.  For more information, please contact 010-9092-0343 (manager).


Limited Edition Oh Seung-hwan Photo Baseball

A limited edition photo baseball of St. Louis Cardinals reliever, Oh Seung-hwan (오승환), is on sale.  Fans will be able to purchase through Collection Market (A Type, B Type), an official licensing company of the Korea Baseball Organization.

Oh Seung-hwan photo baseballs by Sports Intelligence Group. (Source: Sports Today)


Kim Kwang-hyun Models for BARREL’s New Men’s Line

SK Wyverns left-hander, Kim Kwang-hyun (김광현), modelled for BARREL, orginally a surfing wetsuit brand, for their men’s training wear and COMPASS (compression wear + passion) wear lines.


LG Twins Marketing Internship Program for College Students

The LG Twins are looking for eight collegians who are looking to gain work experience in sports marketing (concession, corporate social responsibility, entertainment, membership, merchandizing and public relations).  This is an unpaid position.  You MUST be fluent in Korean to participate in the program.  Application deadline is February 24.  For more information, click the source link below.


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