Lee Yong-hoon, Chairman of Special Olympics Korea, “Unified soccer, a good social model”

“Many people evaluate integrated soccer as a good social model.”Lee Yong-hoon, Chairman of Special Olympics Korea (SOK), introduced to reporters at the Hwajeong Gymnasium of Korea University in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, where the ‘2023 Special Olympics Korea K-League Unified Soccer All-Star Game’ was held on the 9th, that integrated soccer is a mutually beneficial activity for both disabled and non-disabled people.

SOK is an organization that sponsors sports and cultural activities for people with developmental disabilities in Korea, and integrated soccer is a game played by players with developmental disabilities and non-disabled partner players as one team.The goal is to help people with developmental disabilities and non-disabled people understand each other through sports and to realize the value of social inclusion and equality for people with developmental disabilities.The Korea Professional Football League, which sympathized with this purpose, signed a business agreement with SOK in 2021 and established the Unified Cup, a K-League integrated soccer competition.Regarding the integrated soccer sport, now in its third season since its launch, Chairman Lee said, “I saw that social value could be created through sports,” and said, “It has grown and 카지노사이트킹 become stronger over the past three years.”

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