The artists and staff at C-JeS Entertainment have joined to crowding funding for Tae Hwan PARK*.
They sponsored 50,000,000 KRW (approx 44,300 USD) for the project called ‘Be the National Sponsor of Tae Hwan Park’ which is being carried out by You Can Funding, the crowd funding website. C-JeS Entertainment’s CEO Chang Ju BAEK and the artists decided to take part after they all felt the same way for the idea of the project to support PARK’s dream.
“Our CEO and all artists are very much interested in donation. Especially Tae Hwan PARK has friendship with JYJ members, and the funding also meets our aims to help people’s value so decided for sponsorship. We hope more people will be also interested in this project”, added C-JeS Entertainment.
The project aims to encourage people to take park for Beijing Olympic Swimming Champion (and Silver Medalist at London Olympics) and 13,000,000 KRW has been raised. Tae Hwan PARK also expressed his thanks after heard the news saying “I’m deeply moved and would like to thank every single one of the people in person. It gives me so much strength”.
The raised money will be delivered to him with a book consisted of a list of the people who take part in the project with cheering messages for him.
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*[Translators Note: Tae Hwan Park is the first-ever Olympic Swimming Champion in Korea’s history. Because there are very limited pools to meet international standard requirements in Korea, he has been in difficulties to find proper places for training so overseas training is essential for him to compete in international competitions. However, He’s currently having difficulties to afford his overseas training in Australia, where his coach is, after his sponsors stopped financial supports since 2012 London Olympic Games finished.]
Note: JYJ and Park are both goodwill ambassadors of 2014 Asian Games. [via @incheonAG2014en / 2014 Incheon Asian Games]