Sung Woo Lee is back in Kansas City for the World Series! We caught up with him while he presented a check to the Bishop Sullivan Center for more than $2k – all thanks to the popular Sung Woo t-shirt sales.
It all started with a Royals super fan from Korea: Sung Woo Lee. With a wild following on Twitter, we tracked Sung Woo down for his first visit to KC earlier this season. You may remember him visiting our Lenexa location and having legendary bar-b-q with Billy Butler, when Sung Woo was introduced to Billy’s “Hit it a Ton” Bar-B-Q Sauce. Each sale of the special sauce goes to the Bishop Sullivan Center, one of the largest providers of emergency assistance, a food pantry and an employment program in the Kansas City area.
During lunch before Sung Woo headed back home, an idea to create Sung Woo shirts started brewing as a way to say “thank you” for the hospitality Kansas City had shown during Sung Woo’s visit. Long-time twitter friends Chris Kamler and Dave Darby brainstormed with Sung Woo to create an extremely popular shirt. Sung Woo’s original plan was to have the money go to helping Billy Butler stay in KC. Instead, Kamler suggested that the funds go directly to the Bishop Sullivan Center. Sung Woo agreed as it was a great way to show his appreciation for his time with Butler.
“This is a very touching moment for me,” said Lee. “My friends back home think this was all for fun. They have no idea what the money will be used for.”
Before Sung Woo ducked out to head to the game, he left us with one shout-out: “Go Royals!”