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.
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.