On the 30th of last month, Busan High School, a prestigious baseball high school, lifted the Golden Lion National High School Championship trophy for the first time in 76 years since its establishment in 1947. Busan High School reached the top three times in the Blue Dragon Cup, four times in the Phoenix Cup, and six times in the Presidential Cup, but only finished runner-up four times without winning in the Golden Lion Cup.
When the news spread, the alumni of Busan High School cheered. A typical example is Choo Shin-soo (SSG), a professional baseball player who graduated from Busan High School in 2001. Choo Shin-soo congratulated the Busan High School baseball team over the phone and at the same time donated 50 kg of beef to the team.
“The beef will arrive on the 8th,” said Busan High School baseball manager Park Gye-won. said. He continued, “We are constantly receiving calls from the community saying they want to serve meals to players. I plan to have dinner at the buffet 2-3 times a week,” he laughed.스포츠토토
In particular, Choo Shin-soo’s love for his alma mater is nothing new. In 2021, Choo Shin-soo donated a total of 600 million won to Suyeong Elementary School, Busan Middle School, and Busan High School, where he graduated, of which 300 million won was delivered to Busan High School. Busan High School used the donation to install lighting facilities for the baseball field and build an indoor training ground. This training ground is named ‘Choo Shin-soo’, and when it rains, the nearby Busan Middle School baseball team also conducts indoor training here.
Coach Park said, “Thanks to Choo Shin-soo, the players were able to train normally without experiencing weather problems such as heat waves and rainy season.” The Busan High School players also said that the alumni’s generous support was a great help. Player Won Sang-hyun said, “Thanks to senior Shin-soo Choo, I was able to exercise in a good environment for three years of high school.”