03 Feb '12, 6am

일본의 열성 농구팬, 쓰나미 피해아동에게 줄 농구공 100개 살 돈 모금위해 370km를 드리블로 질주 대단하네요

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Moved by the plight of children in Japan's tsunami-hit north, one die-hard sports fan did something a bit different to help - dribble a basketball 370km, through rain and snow, to bring sports back to damaged schools. A long-time basketball fan, Mr Hiroshi Moriaka set out from the heart of Tokyo in mid-January to raise enough money to buy 100 basketballs for children in the northern Tohoku region, a vast swathe of which was devastated by the March 11, 2011 disaster and the ensuing nuclear crisis. 'As can be expected, in parts of Tohoku it hasn't been possible for children to participate in sports clubs and activities,' the 27-year-old Moriaka said. 'I hope that this project can help them to enjoy sports again.' Many schools were damaged or destroyed by the magnitude 9.0 quake and subsequent mammoth tsunami, while the gymnasiums of those that escaped unsca...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STISt...

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