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Texas Rangers to host Korean American Heritage Night

The Texas Rangers will host the first ever Korean American Heritage Night at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Friday night when the club hosts the Los Angeles Angels in a 7:05 p.m. game. The event is being organized in conjunction with the Korean Society of Dallas and News Korea Texas, Inc.

Tickets for the Korean American Heritage Night game are still on sale at texasrangers.com/grouptickets by clicking on link for Korean organizations and using password Korean14. They can also be purchased at 972.RANGERS or through the Korean Society of Dallas (972-241-4524) or News Korea Texas, Inc. (972-247-9111).

Fans who purchase tickets for Korean American Heritage Night through any of these means will receive information about getting a special Shin-Soo Choo rally towel to wave on the night of the event.

Several performances by local Korean groups will highlight the activities. These will include Jiae Park and her Team performing the Korean Drum Dance on the centerfield concourse of Globe Life Park before the game. Ms. Park is an Adjunct Professor of Dance at Tarrant County College and Director of the Soom Dance Company. In addition, there will be a performance of traditional Korean percussion music "Samulnori" by Hansol Dallas, a 40-member team directed by Sungshin Park that will take place outside the First Base Gate prior to the game.     

Texas Taekwondo United will perform on-field after the game and before the start of the Friday Night Fireworks show. The team includes Olympic Gold Medalist Nan Yool Choo and former Korea National Demonstration Team members Janghun Bang and Sang-Jin Lee.

The pre-game ceremonies will include a tribute to American military veterans who fought in the Korean War in from 1950-53 and a presentation by the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation. The Korean National Anthem will be performed by Yenny of the Korean recording group Wonder Girls. Throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on behalf of the Korean Society of Dallas is David Moon, Chairman of the Sam Moon Group.  

The National Korean Tourism Organization will also lend their support to the event by providing giveaways and information that will be distributed on Korean culture and customs. Other local organizations who are involved l include the Korean Senior Citizens Association, Korean War Veteran Association, Dallas Korean Women's Association, Korean Trade Association, Korean Entertainers Association, Texas Donut Association, Korean Amateur Sports Association, Korean Literature Association, Korean American Women's Association, Korean Soccer Association, Greater Dallas Korean American Chamber of Commerce, Korean American Professional Network, KIMWA, Choongchung Province Association, and the Korean Cultural Center of Dallas.

Dallas Korean Radio AM 730, which is broadcasting selected Texas Rangers games in Korean this season, will provide live coverage of Friday's game from Globe Life Park.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR KOREAN AMERICAN HERITAGE NIGHT

5:20-6:15 p.m.-- Jiae Park and her Team performing the Korean Drum Dance on the centerfield concourse about the visiting team bullpen
5:20-6:15 p.m.-- Performance of traditional Korean percussion music "Samulnori" by Hansol Dallas at the northwest corner outside the first base gate
6:50 p.m.-On-field pre-game ceremony
6:55 p.m.-Ceremonial first pitch by David Moon
6:56 p.m.-Korean National Anthem by Yenny
Post-game before fireworks-Performance by Texas Taekwondo United on the field

 

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