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K.J. Shares his Love in his Home Country
by Michael Ohr
November 24, 2008
The 2008 PGA Tour regular season may have come to a close but K.J. Choi continues his mission to help the needy.

K.J. joined his family in Seoul this month to celebrate the one year anniversary of their K.J. Choi Foundation. In addition, K.J. also gave a couple corporate golf clinics, was honored by the Korean Army, and shared his love and success on a popular KBS TV show called Love's Request.



(Photo/Yonhap News)
K.J. Choi is pictured here at KBS Hall in Seoul for 'Miracle of Sharing' program.

Pro-Golfer Kyoung-ju Choi and his "Share of Love"

Choi spoke at a KBS press conference on Wednesday to talk about his donation of $100,000, or $1,000 each to 100 people, in a special program called "Miracles of Sharing- KJ Choi and his 100 Angels".

Said K.J., his foundation has benefited many and those experiences led him into this program. He would like to experience personally through 100 recipients the sharing of love.

"The Bible says even if you have abundance of ability in you, you will accomplish nothing without love. I am happy to be able to make a contribution." said Choi.

KBS TV aired the special 2-hour live broadcast nationwide over the weekend on a popular show called "Love's Request", and showed how KJ Choi's Foundation has touched the lives of the recipients.

The program also showcased KJ's early childhood days to his success as a world class golfer. Various Korean celebrities and singers joined KJ Choi on stage as they performed songs and participated in some KJ Choi trivia and a putting game. To the surprise of many, Choi also demonstrated another talent - singing. Yes, Choi can sing.

"I consider myself fortunate receiving a great deal of love from so many people in my life, and I am very happy that I actually participate in the 'Share of Love' program."

Choi established his foundation last year and has helped misfortunate neighbors and disaster-stricken people. He had also participated in a charity golf tournament to help needy children last year.

Just a couple of months ago, K.J., who has lived in the Woodlands, Texas with his family for the past five years, was struck by the damage caused by Hurricane Ike and decided to take action. He donated $100,000 of his FedExCup bonus pool money to the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund. "As a Houstonian I felt the impact of this storm first-hand, along with my neighbors and hope my donation will help my fellow residents get back on their feet." PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem said, "The scope of the devastation on the Gulf Coast is tragic, we commend K.J. for his generous donation and commitment to the community he calls home."
(excerpt from PGATour.com)

K.J. Choi and his family also celebrated the 1-year anniversary of their K.J. Choi Foundation over the weekend, which included silent auctions of K.J. Choi autoraphed memorabilia.

K.J. will head to Palm Springs, California for the LG Skins Game from November 29 - 30. He will be the first Asian to participate in this event. Then he will be off to South Africa for the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City Resort from December 4-7.



About the K.J. Choi Foundation
The K.J. Choi Foundation was established in October 2007 in Seoul, Korea with the purpose of expanding Choi's donation activities into a more organized and systematic approach, and to instill hope to the children of the future and to the victims of unforeseen tragic events.

The K.J. Choi Foundation also strives to contribute to the growth of golf through various developmental programs for the youth.

 
 
 

 

 

 



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