‘Skills and heart are superman’ Billiards player’s first donation “For Turkiye colleagues”

His skills
and heart were Superman. Cho Jae-ho (NH Nonghyup Card), a leading Korean professional billiards (PBA) player, made a donation to help victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

On the 27th, Jaeho Jo delivered 10 million won to the Turkiye Earthquake at the Salvation Army headquarters in Seodaemun-gu, Seoul. The event was attended by Hwang Kyu-hong, head of the Korea Salvation Army, and Jang Han-seop, head of NH Nonghyup Bank’s sports team, and Ham Ham-shik, deputy head of the NH Nonghyup Bank sports team. 안전놀이터

Cho Jae-ho, who won the ‘Crown Haitai PBA Championship 2023’ on the 8th, gave some of his prize money to help Turkiye, who is struggling with the damage from the strong earthquake. Cho Jae-ho won the opening game of the 2022-2023 season and the final tour of the regular season.

Initially, Jaeho Cho decided to donate after hearing the news of the earthquake in Turkey during the ‘Crown Haitai PBA Championship 2023’. Cho Jae-ho said, “When I heard the news of the earthquake in Turkey, I thought of donating regardless of the match result or the amount.” He continued, “My wife, who watched until the finals, also actively recommended it.”

I hope that good influence will spread. Jo Jae-ho said, “Actually, I didn’t want the donation to be known,” and emphasized, “However, I changed my mind that it would be better to publicize it widely in the hope that people who saw the article, especially those who like billiards, might be able to help with a phone call.” did.

It was even more heartbreaking because there were Turkiye players who played in the PBA together. Cho Jae-ho said, “I played the quarterfinals against Birol Wimaz (Welcome Savings Bank) at the Crown Haetae Championship, but he didn’t look good.” Jun) It’s a brother country, so I hope it will be of help.”

Jo Jae-ho had already In 2020, before entering the PBA, Jo Jae-ho put his favorite cue at a charity auction and donated 20 million won to the Green Umbrella Foundation, with his sponsor Universal Korea adding 8.5 million won to the winning bid of 11.5 million won. The Green Umbrella Foundation said, “It’s the first time for a billiard player.”

Jo Jae-ho said, “The donation started because his junior Hwang Hyun-beom informed me,” and said, “I’m trying to talk about donation among the players.” Then, he hinted, “My best friend Kang Dong-gung (SK Rent-a-car), whom I met in the finals of the Crown Haitai Championship, said he was willing to donate, but he may have already done so.”

Kyu-Hong Hwang, Director General of Korea Salvation Army, said, “Thank you for setting a precedent through the Salvation Army, where billiards is a sport that leads to donations.” I hope,” he said. Then, he said, “I hope that professional Jaeho Jo will continue to do good deeds by winning more championships.”

Now, Jo Jae-ho is aiming for the ‘SK Rent-A-Car PBA-LPBA World Championship 2023’, the season’s King of the Kings, to be held from March 2nd. Cho Jae-ho, who ranks first in the season prize money ranking, aims to win the first ever Korean King of the Kings.

Jo Jae-ho said, “I feel pressure when I think about winning,” and showed his humble determination, “I will always think that the first match is the most important.”

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