Choo Shin-soo sprinkled water on Amayagu, and this is what happened… The juniors reciprocated the deep meaning of the senior
Choo Shin-soo (41‧SSG), who is actively donating to places in need, found her roots as soon as she returned to Korea. He donated a large sum of money to his alma mater, which provided the foundation for his success in baseball.메이저놀이터
After joining SSG in 2021, Choo Shin-soo delivered a total of 600 million won in donations to his alma mater, including Suyeong Elementary School, Busan Middle School, and Busan High School. Among them, 300 million won went back to Busan High School. He didn’t stop there. In 2022, he made efforts to improve the environment for youth and amateur baseball, such as donating baseball supplies worth a total of 120 million won.
Of course, this amount will not solve everything, but Shin-soo Choo’s efforts to sprinkle water on amateur baseball are quickly showing results. Busan High School received donations from Choo Shin-soo and generously began to improve the facility, and the juniors who trained at the facility made tangible results and made the seniors laugh.
Busan High School installed a new ballpark light bulb tower with LED lights with the donation of Shinsoo Choo. In addition, an indoor practice field was newly built so that players can train comfortably even on rainy or hot days. Naturally, this practice room was named ‘Choo Shin-soo Hall’ to honor Shin-soo Choo’s achievements and devotion. Choo Shin-soo continued to show interest and support for his alma mater last year, such as sponsoring an additional 50 million won worth of baseball equipment to Busan High School.
Busan High School coach Park Gye-won emphasized that this kind of support was a great help to the players’ training conditions. Director Park said, “It is not easy to make a donation for my alma mater, but I am grateful to Shin-soo Choo for willingly deciding to support for my alma mater.” The conditions have been prepared,” he said.
Such Busan High School has recently been achieving outstanding results in national unit competitions. Following last year’s phoenix victory, this year’s Golden Lion, which ended on the 29th, also won the championship, inspiring pride. Although it is a prestigious baseball school representing Busan along with Gyeongnam High School, Busan High School, which has not been able to produce remarkable results in national competitions in recent years, has built its pride. It was the first time in 29 years that he had won the phoenix, and winning the Golden Lion was the first honor Shin-soo Choo had not done even when he was in school.
▲ Choo Shin-soo continues active donation activities inside and outside the stadium ⓒSSG Landers
▲ Busan High School built a new indoor practice range using donations and named it ‘Choo Shin-soo Hall’ ⓒ Courtesy of Busan High School
Choo Shin-soo, who watched the juniors win, said, “At the time of the donation, I wanted to give practical help, so I discussed with the school how to use the donation. I heard that I could do only basic training of throwing and hitting. I had absolutely little time to exercise,” recalled, “If the training conditions are met, I can speak well of basic physical strength to develop skills as well as technical training. I thought it was,” he recalled.
“I am grateful to my juniors for giving me good grades for these two years, but I feel more apologetic. I was able to play baseball because I received a lot of help from my seniors when I was a student, and the players around me were able to play a lot, even professionally. I think there was,” he said. “That’s why I should have started helping my alma mater earlier, but I’m sorry I couldn’t. I have juniors now, but it’s more regretful to think that I didn’t pay attention to the juniors before that.”
Apart from donations, the achievements of the juniors are very pleasing to the seniors. Choo Shin-soo said, “I congratulate you for thinking that this is the result of the team’s efforts, including the coach, not necessarily because of my support.” Thank you.