December 23, 2015 11:05
Golfer Park Sung-hyun donated W114.2 million to the Community Chest of Korea on Tuesday (US$1=W1,172).
Park generously threw out W100 million and the remaining 14.2 million came from a charity auction she arranged with her fans.
Until last year, Park struggled without any impressive results, making it difficult to finance the costs of participating in competitions. But as soon as her career took off recently, she began making big donations.
"I initially wanted to do it anonymously but people around me advised me to let people know about it as it would motivate more people to participate in charity works," Park said.
"I was never well off but my mother was always generous at heart," Park said. "She always encouraged me to be generous and share with others who are in need."
Indeed, she has donated money to various causes, no matter how small they are. "I realized how grateful I am to be in a position to be able to help others," she added.
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