Along with Derrel Thomas, Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu will be signing autographs for fans at Viva Los Dodgers from 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM, in benefit to the survivors and families of the South Korean ferry Sewol tragedy. As you know, it capsized in Korea on April 16. There's no word on the desirable donation for his autograph yet, but I suggest being generous. Ryu has already pledged $100,000.00, so this is your opportunity to show your support.
Via a Dodgers press release:
Tomorrow, Hyun-Jin Ryu will sign autographs for fans from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Viva Los Dodgers in lot 6 for monetary donations that will benefit the survivors and families of those who lost their lives aboard the South Korean ferry Sewol, which capsized on April 16. Ryu will sign autographs for donations in the Dodgers’ autograph tent located to the right of the stage and has already shown support for his native South Korea having pledged yesterday a $100,000 donation via his HJ 99 foundation to a charity to help those affected by the Sewol ferry disaster.Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider adds:
Ryu will also select a fan at Viva Los Dodgers to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Sunday’s game.Go here for more information on tomorrow's Viva Los Dodgers event that includes an autograph session with Derrel Thomas (a time has yet to be announced). Also, former Dodger outfielder Kenny Landreau will be signing autographs in the left-field pavilion plaza area.
.@HyunJinRyu99 paying respect to those affected by the sinking of the Sewol ferry in South Korea: pic.twitter.com/JjyrmPOel9
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