Dan Ivers, NJ.com
LEONIA — A former tennis player and coach who was killed during the September 11 terrorist attacks was honored with a court dedicated in his honor Saturday morning.
Andrew Kim was just 26 when a plane crashed into the World Trade Center, where he worked with a mutual fund firm on the 93rd floor.
“He made the the supreme, ultimate sacrifice on that terrible day,” said Paul Lee, an on-air host on Korean Radio Broadcasting who spoke at Saturday’s event.
An avid tennis player throughout his youth, he had played for Leonia High School and later returned as a junior varsity coach – spending hours upon hours at the courts on the north end of Overpeck County Park.
He was also an expert pianist and musician who often traveled to Korean churches around the country to perform, and was a graduate of Columbia University.
“His future was very promising,” said Bishop Rev. Dr. Haejong Kim, a United Methodist Church minister in Bergen County.
Since his death, his parents have formed a memorial foundation in his name, and began to lobby county officials to dedicate the Overpeck courts in his honor. Read More