YWCA walks, runs for charity June 21

Friday, 06 June 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 23 By  Veechan Souksi

Marking its seventh organized charity event, the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center plans to raise funds for Banglamung Hospital and a Proctor & Gamble Thailand library for kindergarteners at its June 21 Beach Promenade walk-run.

The race starts at 4 p.m. in front Central Festival Pattaya Beach and travels past the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower and back to the mall. Up to 1,300 people are expected to participate.

Runners and walkers will be separated into four categories: boys and girls under 15 and men and women over age 15. The 350 baht entrance fee includes beverages, food and a t-shirt. Applicants can apply at the beach footpath in front of Central Festival that day after 3 p.m. Winners will receive trophies.

The race starts at 4 p.m. in front Central Festival Pattaya Beach and travels past the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower and back to the mall.The race starts at 4 p.m. in front Central Festival Pattaya Beach and travels past the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower and back to the mall.

Project advisors include Pattaya elected officials; Pradit Thongchai, head of the Tourism and Sports Authority Pattaya; Sopin Thappajug, managing director of the Diana Group; Lantip Dhavadsin, chairwoman of the YWCA Bangkok Center; Chita Wattanasin, chairwoman of the YWCA Bangkok-Chonburi Center; and Nittaya Patimasongkroh, former chairwoman of the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center.

Supporting organizations include the Pattaya Police Department, Pattaya Tourist Police, Pattaya Sports Club, Jesters Care For Kids and local media outlets.

The walk-run follows a half-dozen other charity projects to provide scholarships for underprivileged students, help schools produce vegetables for lunch, assist special-needs children, offer temporary housing for abused women, provide distance learning for poor rural children, and offer checkups for children in the greater Pattaya area.

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