Shin-soo Choo (41-SSG Landers) donated 130.9 million won to the families of martyred police and firefighters and low-income single-parent families .Baseball organization SSG announced on September 9, “Shin-soo Choo held a donation ceremony for the ‘Happy Landing Campaign’ at SSG Landers Field in Incheon the day before. In 2021, Shin-soo Choo launched the ‘Dream Landing’ project to improve the educational environment of baseball dreamers and underprivileged children, and last year, the ‘Hope Landing’ campaign to support vulnerable soldiers and out-of-school youth in Incheon. This year, he participated in social contribution activities for the third year through the “Happiness Landing” campaign to help families of fallen police and firefighters and low-income single-parent families .In this year’s regular season, Choo earned 100,000 won for each hit and run, 200,000 won for each double, 300,000 won for each triple, and 1 million won for each home run, walk, and stolen base.
With 97 hits (17 doubles, 1 triple), 65 runs scored, 65 walks, 6 stolen bases, and 12 home runs in the regular season, Choo collected a total of 130.9 million won .70 million won will go to the families of fallen police and firefighters for education, livelihood, and medical expenses, while the remaining 33.9 million won will go to low-income single-parent families in the Incheon area. “I started this program after hearing the stories of fallen police and firefighters and single-parent families and wanted to help them a little bit,” said Shin-soo Choo. “I’m proud to be able to donate the money I earned by playing a full season. We hope that the donations will go to those who really need it and bring a little bit of happiness.”
Even while playing in Major League Baseball, Shin-Soo Choo traveled to South Korea in the off-season to raise money for Chungju Sacred Heart School, youth baseball, terminally ill patients, and firefighter families .In 2020, he donated $1,000 to each of the 191 minor leaguers in the Texas Rangers organization who were struggling to make ends meet because minor league games were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic .He continued to do good deeds even after he played in the KBO in 2021.Upon signing with SSG in 2021, Choo Shin-soo donated 1 billion won out of his 2.7 billion won salary at the time. In addition, he sponsored baseball equipment for SSG’s lowest-salaried players and donated money to his alma mater in Busan and a school baseball team in SSG’s hometown of Incheon. Through the donation program, which has been going on for three years, Choo has donated a total of 1.259 billion won to the underprivileged in the region, which is more than 토토사이트 2 billion won in the last three years. The actual amount of donations is even higher.