ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan attended the 4th Annual Governor’s Cup Taekwondo Championships at the Han Pan Korean American Cultural Center in Harford County today. The Governor and First Lady serve as honorary co-chairs of the championship, and all proceeds from the event go to the Children’s Cancer Foundation.
“Taekwondo is an important part of Korea’s cultural heritage and its successes and popularity have spread throughout Maryland and around the world,” Governor Hogan said. “Here in Maryland, we are so proud of the special bond we have with Korea. Good luck to all of today’s entrants!
The Governor and First Lady were joined by the President of the Maryland State Taekwondo Association, Senior Master Yong Seong Chang, representatives from the Children’s Cancer Foundation and officials from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.
Beginning in 2016, Governor Hogan has declared April 5 annually as Taekwondo Day in Maryland, which coincides with Arbor Day in Korea, to represent the growing and thriving Korean American community in Maryland and to honor the enduring bond between Maryland and Korea. During this year’s Taekwondo Day ceremony, Governor Hogan crossed eight tips – to signify his eight years in office – labeled “toxic politics”.