Promy center Kim to donate pension to disabled locals
Wonju Dongbu Promy veteran center Kim Joo-sung hasn’t played games for nearly two weeks due to a knee injury, but the 36-year-old is still making headlines.
On Thursday, Kim announced that he will donate his pension to three disabled people living in Wonju, Gangwon, who are in need of financial aid.
Kim won gold at the Asian Games in 2002 and 2014, and has been receiving a monthly pension from the government because of his medals.
Although the amount isn’t large, Kim, who is the only Korean basketball player to win two Asian Games golds, said it is meaningful that he can support those in need of help on a consistent basis.
Kim, a two-time KBL MVP and winner of three championship titles, is known as a generous giver.
The 205-centimeter (6-foot-8) center, who is the all-time KBL leader in blocks, donated more than 700 books to children’s centers last season.
This season, he decided to donate briquettes to poor neighborhoods. He said 50 briquettes will be collected whenever he gets a rebound, and all will be donated at the end of the season. Kim currently has 129 rebounds this season.