2008 PGA Tour regular season may have come to a
close but K.J. Choi continues his mission to help
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
K.J. Choi is pictured here
at KBS Hall in Seoul for 'Miracle of Sharing'
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
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
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.
K.J. Choi Foundation also strives to contribute
to the growth of golf through various developmental
programs for the youth.