‘Immortal Iron Arm’ Choi Dong-won’s 12th anniversary memorial event to be held in Busan on the 12th

Reporter Lee Sang-cheol = The Choi Dong-won Memorial Project announced on the 8th that it will hold a 12th anniversary memorial event for the late manager Choi Dong-won at 3 p.m. on the 12th in front of the statue of Choi Dong-won at Sajik Stadium in Busan.

The memorial event will be held under the theme of ‘It’s already been 12 years since the passing of a hero,’ and 300 elementary school youth and elite baseball dreamers will be invited.

The memorial event will be attended by Mrs. Kim Jung-ja, the mother of the late Choi Dong-won, as well as baseball players from the Choi Dong-won Youth Baseball Team, Yangjeong, Suyeong, East Central, and Gamcheon elementary schools.

In addition, a special lecture will be given by Lotte’s first manager Park Young-gil, who personally scouted Choi Dong-won in 1982, who will share stories about Choi Dong-won and the character and attitude that a baseball player should have.

In addition, Yeom Jong-seok and Joo Hyung-kwang, who were part of Lotte’s 1992 Korean Series victory, will sign autographs for fans.

After the memorial event, all attendees will watch a baseball game between the Lotte Giants and the NC Dinos.스포츠토토

Following his passing on September 14, 2011, the Choi Dong-won Memorial Project erected the ‘Iron Arm Choi Dong-won Statue’ at the second anniversary memorial service on September 14, 2013.

In 2014, the BNK Busan Bank Choi Dong-won Award was established, which is presented annually to the baseball player with the most outstanding performance of the year. Since 2015, the bank has operated the Choi Dong-won Youth Baseball Team for free for nine years, and has since established the Daejeon High School Choi Dong-won Award and the Choi Dong-won Indomitable Hero Award.

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