No stranger to participating in charitable work, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu once again got involved for a good cause; unfortunately this time due to a horrific event. The Dodgers announced via their Twitter account that the South Korean native donated $100,000 to help those who were affected by the Sewol ferry disaster.

The ferry, which departed from Incheon in South Korea and which is where Ryu hails from, sunk off the coast on Wednesday as it was making its way towards Jeju; an island that is considered to be the equivalent of Hawaii. There have been confirmed deaths and hundreds of people are still missing in what is being called one of South Korea’s worst peacetime disasters.

Ryu’s previous charity work includes the releasing of two songs in order to raise money for a South Korean performing arts organization. As of Friday, not much was known as to why the ferry sunk, though USA Today reported the captain and two crew members were arrested.

Dodgers Nation News

Dodgers Vs. DBacks Recap: Uribe Ties Game In Ninth, Dodgers Lose 4-2

Dodgers Injury Update: A.J. Ellis Doing Everything But Running

Dodgers News: Ryu Donates To South Korean Ferry Disaster Victims

Dodgers News: Yasiel Puig ‘Focused On Baseball’, Not Troubled Past

Dodgers News: Community Program, ‘Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball’ Launches Friday

Flashback Friday: Dodgers Defeat New York Yankees In 1981 World Series

Dodgers Minor League Recap — 4/17/14: Victor Arano Strong In First Start

Dodgers News

The Old/New Juan Uribe Continues To Hurt Baseballs For The Dodgers — LA Times

Dodgers’ Prospect Scouting Report April 2014: Chris Anderson — Dodgers Digest

Magic Holds Court At Dodger Stadium — Dodger Insider

MLB News

Ike Davis Traded To Pirates — ESPN

Behind Max Scherzer And Company, Tigers Boast MLB’s Best Rotation — SI

Reds’ Chapman Cleared To Throw Batting Practice — Yahoo! Sports

Athletics Extend Sean Doolittle — MLBTradeRumors.com

MLB Likely To Adjust Rules Regarding Home-Plate Collisions And Catches — Fox Sports
______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Dodgers Story: Yasiel Puig’s Shocking Escape From Cuba

About The Author

Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.