Korean golf legend Pak Se-ri selected for this year’s Van Fleet Award

 Korean golf legend Pak Se-ri / Courtesy of JTBC

Golf legend Pak Se-ri has been chosen as an additional honoree for this year’s Van Fleet Award for her contributions to the deepening of relations between Korea and the United States, a nonprofit organization said Wednesday.

Pak, director of the Seri Pak Hope Foundation, along with Yoon Yoon-soo, the chairman of FILA Holdings and Acushnet Holdings, will receive 추천 the award at a New York hotel on Sept. 30, according to the Korea Society, a U.S.-based organization dedicated to promoting Korea-U.S. ties.

Named after Gen. James A. Van Fleet, commander of the U.S. Eighth Army at the height of the Korean War in 1951, the highly acclaimed award has annually been given to those who have made notable contributions to the bilateral relationship.

Former honorees of the award include former Korean President Kim Dae-jung, Korean War hero Gen. Paik Sun-yup, former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former U.S. Presidents George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter.

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