Sung Dae-young, the chairman of Sihwa Central Hospital, donated 300 million won to the Korea Ssireum Association.
On the 10th, the Seokyeong Medical Foundation’s Sihwa Central Hospital announced that Chairman Sung made a pleasant 300 million won to the Korea Ssireum Association (Chairman Hwang Kyung-soo) to expand the base of Ssireum and foster players.
Sihwa Central Hospital explained that on the occasion of the’Withers Pharmaceuticals 20201 New Year’s Day Ssireum Contest’ held in Hapcheon, Gyeongnam from the 10th to the 15th, Chairman Sung said that it was regretful that the folk game Ssireum was forgotten.
Chairman Sung is the founder of Withers Pharmaceuticals, which was listed on the KOSDAQ in July of last year, and has been supporting the Jangsa Ssireum competition held by the Korea Ssireum Association since 2013. From 2019 onwards, it will be the title sponsor, and this year’s competition is three consecutive sponsorships.
He has shown extraordinary affection for folk wrestling by serving as the vice-chairman of the Ssireum UNESCO Registration Promotion Committee, which was launched in 2015, and has resulted in being listed on UNESCO in 2018.
Chairman Seong said, “Hospitals must fulfill their responsibilities for social and public interest activities, and I hope that the culture of donation by corporate managers will further spread.”
In accordance with his usual opinion, Sihwa Central Hospital has established occupational and environmental medicine and industrial medicine research centers to conduct public interest activities to monitor the health of industrial workers. In addition, last year, Korea University Medical School donated 815 million won for research and development, and 200 million won for 10 years to the Siheung Talent Cultivation Foundation has been active in social contribution activities.
On the other hand, the Hapcheon New Year’s Day Market Ssireum will be broadcast live through KBS 1TV and KBS N channel. The spectators for the game will be limited to 100, which is within 10% of the capacity of the Hapcheon Gymnasium, which is the venue, according to the guidelines for the second stage of distance from Corona 19.
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