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by Andy Tran | Chief Editor | asiaindallas@gmail.com

 

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Korean-American community of Dallas is getting ready for the 19th Korean American National Sports Festival (KANSF).


KANSF is a bi-annual amateur sports event, where Korean-Americans from all over the United States gather in one city and complete in a variety of sports events. Think of it as a mini-Olympics for amateurs.


The host city for this year’s event is Dallas. Over 3,500 Korean-Americans are expected to gather in Dallas from Thursday, June 15th through Sunday, June 18th. 


Participants will be competing in 19 different types of sports. City of Dallas, which placed 2nd in Washington D.C. two years ago, is aiming for the 1st place this time.


Korean American Sports Association, the organizer for this year’s event, will be hosting a fund raising event on Saturday, April 22nd at Sura Banquet Hall.


According to reports by Korean American news media, the total cost of the event is expected to exceed $300,000. Most of the funds are expected to be filled by donations from Korean government agencies, corporations, organizations, and individuals.


For more information about KANSF or possible sponsorship opportunities, contact Korean American Sports Association of Dallas at 469-458-3199 or ksadallas@gmail.com

 

About KANSF | kansf.org


The Korean American Sports Festival is to unite together among Korean-Americans, ensure mutual cooperation, enhance pride as a Korean, and contribute to community development and communication between communities. Starting LA in 1981, the Korean American Sports Festival with a history of 35 years has been the largest sports festival in United States. It is a general sports competition across the nations, held every two years. The Korean American Sports festival is aimed to elicit their national unity through the remarkable achievements as a result of their sweat and efforts. The Korean American Sports Festival is meant not only to educate physically as a simple sports event but also increase the population of Korean players and pride of being a Korean. By cheering for the players across the nations, the Korean American Sport festival seeks harmony and unity among Korean Americans. Also by getting together with excellent players and their leaders.


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