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[11/5/2014] 2014 Golden Spirit Award: Takumi Kuriyama

by on Nov.05, 2014 @ 11:45 pm, under NPB

The 16th Golden Spirit Award will go to Seibu's Takumi Kuriyama (31).

Kuriyama has been inviting Tokorozawa children with intellectual disabilities to games at Seibu Dome since 2006. He helped raise over eight million yen for Tohoku Earthquake victims over four season through Just Giving Japan. And he reached out to children with cancer in August this year -- he invited them to games at Seibu Dome with their families (a total 240 people). He also helped establish the Lions Child Foundation when he was Seibu's player chairman in 2012.

Golden Spirit Award selection committee = Katsuhiko Kumazaki, Shigeo Nagashima, Kazuo Sayama, Ritsuko Nagao, Masaaki Hirao, and Tadashi Hayakawa.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/6/2014, Sports Hochi 11/5/2014, Sports Hochi Golden Spirit Award