Cyclists raise 50,000 for Baan Jing Jai

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About 200 cyclists helped the Baan Jing Jai Foundation raise 50,000 baht in its sixth-annual bike ride.
About 200 cyclists helped the Baan Jing Jai Foundation raise 50,000 baht in its sixth-annual bike ride.

About 200 cyclists helped the Baan Jing Jai Foundation raise 50,000 baht in its sixth-annual bike ride.

Banglamung District Chief Naris Niramaiwong opened the Jan. 28 event sponsored by Nongprue, Nong Plalai, Takhiantia and Pong sub-districts.

Three Norwegian expats again took the top places in the 41-kilometer men’s trek through the streets of Nong Plalai.

Geir Iversen, who also won last year’s race, placed first. Jens Ove Ravstein and Per Christian Osteb all took home a trophy and the satisfaction of helping raise money for needy orphans. The top three finishers in the women’s 41 km bracket were Kaew, Anne Karin Liff and Vichuda.

Surakij Kamolrath, foundation chairman, and Director Piangta Chumnoi also presented trophies to top finishers in the 20-kilometer ride.

Surakij said the money raised will go toward school scholarships since Baan Jing Jai social workers provide only basic education. He thanked all the donors, saying regular charity events are needed so the children can receive proper education.