Never Say Goodbye--Kobe Bryant Retirement Party Held in Beijing

2016-06-30 13:38:38   China Soong Ching Ling Foundation

NBA Star Kobe Bryant's retirement ceremony was held in Beijing on June 24th, with thousands of fans witness the moving moment. The event was jointly held by Kobe Bryant China Fund of China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF), CCTV Sports and CCTV Sports and Entertainment Co. Ltd..

Kobe Bryant flew from USA to Beijing specially to have a closely touch with fans. Jing Dunquan, Vice Chairman of CSCLF, Zheng Menghui, General Manager of Sports and Entertainment Co. Ltd. and members of CSCLF's Champions Fund attended the event and send their greetings.

Never Say Goodbye—A Kobe Bryant's Letter to the Public

Kobe Bryant read a letter to his fans. In the letter he wrote that "when I for the first time stepped on the earth of this place in 1998, I felt your passion and energy to the basketball. Your eyes are like a mirror, reflecting the same diligence, devotion and perseverance as me. From that time on, our relationships became closer."

"Now my dream is to enable you to fulfill your dreams. I hope to encourage each one of you to keep your dreams on study and sports and to fight for your dreams." This is what mentioned at last in Kobe Bryant's letter.

Kobe Bryant reads a letter to his fans.

Kobe Bryant has his signature on the letter and presents it to CSCLF's Kobe Bryant China Fund.

Never Say Goodbye—Kobe Bryant's Interaction with Fans

One of the warm-hearted fans presented a gift to Kobe at the activity. Each of the gifts has a beautiful story and showing the supports to Kobe.

At the event, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patient Wang Jia also presented Kobe a painting.

Kobe Bryant and ALS patient Wang Jia present gifts to each other.

A fan presents a gift to Kobe and tells his own story.

A tailor made clothe for Kobe showing the supports from fans.

Never Say Goodbye—CSCLF's Kobe Bryant China Fund

The Kobe Bryant China Fund, established by the CSCLF and the Kobe Bryant Family Foundation on June 30, 2009 in Los Angeles, the U.S., aims to raise money for education, sports and culture programs for children from both China and the US.

Tang Jiuhong, Director of Fund Department of CSCLF and other Olympic champions who are also members of Kobe Bryant China Fund attended the ceremony and send their greetings to Kobe.

Kobe Bryant and fans collect charity fund for Kobe Bryant China Fund.

Kobe Bryant and fans collect charity fund for Kobe Bryant China Fund.

Kobe Bryant and fans collect charity fund for Kobe Bryant China Fund.

Although retired from NBA fields, but his colorful life never leave. The Kobe Bryant China Fund will continue to extend its love forever and hoping that more and more people donated their love to children through the fund.

Jing Dunquan, Vice Chairman of CSCLF, introduces the situation of CSCLF's Kobe Bryant China Fund.

Jing Dunquan, Vice Chairman of CSCLF, presents a gift to Kobe representing CSCLF.

Members of CSCLF's Champions Fund communicate with Kobe on charity and basketball.

Background Information: In 2009, CSCLF and US basketball superstar Kobe Bryant established the Kobe Bryant China Fund, aiming to promote the exchanges between teenagers from China and US in education, sports and culture. It will aslo help develop the teenager sports industry in under-developed regions in China, passing the positive energy to help the healthy growth and overall development of teenagers.

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