‘World-class’ in skill, ‘world-class’ in heart. Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton), who has consistently lent a helping hand to the underprivileged, made another big donation to Bucheon City.
Hwang visited 텍사스홀덤 Bucheon City Hall at 11 a.m. on the 17th to express his overwhelming love and gratitude for Bucheon and its fans. On this day, he once again showed his ‘love for Bucheon’ by donating 50 million won to the Bucheon Hope Foundation for low-income vulnerable people in the city. Hwang Hee Chan has been giving back to Bucheon since 2020.
Hwang Hee-chan’s love for Bucheon is exceptional. In addition to this year, he has donated 50 million won in 2020, 60 million won in 2021, and 50 million won in 2022 to low-income and vulnerable people in Bucheon. In July of this year, he visited the home stadium of Bucheon FC 1995 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bucheon’s promotion to the city and served as a special ceremonial flag bearer. A graduate of Kachiul Elementary School in Bucheon, Hwang was born in Chuncheon but spent his childhood in Bucheon. His current residence is also in Bucheon.
At a welcoming ceremony held in the lobby on the first floor of Bucheon City Hall, Mayor Choi Soo-ik encouraged Hwang Hee-chan’s hard work and achievements and presented him with a Bucheon character, “Bucheon Eyebrow,” merchandise. Hwang’s visit was at the invitation of Bucheon City.
Hwang thanked the people of Bucheon and her fans for their continued support. “I am so grateful for the hospitality of so many people,” Hwang said, adding, “Bucheon is the most comfortable place for me because it is where I have been since my childhood.”
“The love for Bucheon that Hwang Hee-chan shows is the pride and hope of Bucheon citizens,” said Bucheon Mayor Choi Soo-ik. “Like the first snow that fell today, Hwang Hee-chan has become a warm gift for Bucheon citizens.”
After the welcome ceremony, Hwang greeted the citizens and took a commemorative photo with them, thanking them for their encouragement and support.
Hwang Hee-chan started playing soccer in Bucheon, played in Austria and Germany, and now plays for Wolverhampton in the English Premier League (EPL). Since making his senior national team debut in 2016, Hwang has made 58 appearances for the national team, scoring 12 goals. He also scored a header against Singapore the day before the event.
He has also been flying high in England this season. He has six goals and two assists so far this season, making him the team’s top scorer. He is also tied for sixth in the league in goals scored. Recently, he’s earned a new nickname, “The Korean Guy,” and fans are loving it.