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Li Yongbo to fund badminton school in quake area

Discussion in 'Professional Players' started by kwun, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. kwun

    kwun Administrator

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    Li Yongbo has announced that he is going to use the proceed from charity auction of his 3 Thomas Cup gold medal as well as Chinese team autographed tshirt/rackets, totalling ~US$85,000 to fund a new badminton school. he hope that in 10 yrs time the school will develop the next badminton world champion.

    the Chinese team has in total donated more than ~US$500,000 (RMB 4,000,000) to the quake victims.
     
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    nice gesture, glad to see the CHN coaches and players sacrificing for the quake victims. hopefully this will help to improve his image a bit, especially on this forum!
    :)
     
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    That is a great move by Li Yongbo. Hope the school brings great success to the Chinese team in the future.
     
  4. LazyBuddy

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    A great move indeed, teaching them how to fish is better than give them the fish. Let's see if they can produce the next LD or GZC, etc. ;)
     
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    Way to go, LYB. :)
     
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    his so call 'image' reflected by only certain group of 'fans' in this forum.
     
  7. kwun

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    regardless of whatever "image" he has, we do need to applaud his and the team's willingness to help the quake victims. i don't know how big the team is, but to be able to find US$500,000 donation is quite a feat.
     
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    true... true

    Lot of people have money but not everyone willing to give.

    LYB showing his soft side

    Cheers!
     
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    Amen to that!!
     
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    Way to go!!!!!!!!! I am actually very impressed that a lot of people are willing to give and offer help to the China's earthquake victims.

    I am having a fund raising event(for the earthquake victims) with my company since May, and the response I have been receiving is quite impressive.

    Everyone should be thankful, as we don't have to go through such terrible event, and we also have the opportunity to play badminton... just think about how many people on this planet never have such an opportunity given to them whatsoever.
     
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    i think it's a ripe time to upgrade u back to bananaboy:D
     
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    Indeed...

    ..one great sign by LYB and his badminton team...And at the same time, a great investment for CHN's badminton future..:cool:
     
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    thumbs up to LYB and Chn team for the idea.
    the courage and faith are given.......:)
     
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    Great and very decent thing to do, for LYB and the whole CHN squad ......

    Now, if only they can give the rest a chance to win major titles ......... kakakakaka.
     

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