City workers join for Pattaya Friendship Games

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About 2,700 city workers and school students battled it out in seven sports ranging from football to ping pong at the 13th annual Pattaya City Friendship Games.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome opened the Jan. 29 sports day at the Eastern National Indoor Sports Stadium where full- and part-time city employees, city council members, top administrators, teachers and children formed four massive teams that competed in football, volleyball, badminton, sepak takraw, petanque, badminton, ping pong and “share ball”.

Teams parade at the start of the 13th annual Pattaya City Friendship Games, January 29.Teams parade at the start of the 13th annual Pattaya City Friendship Games, January 29.

The Pattaya City Games are organized with the goals of rewarding city workers after a hard year of work and encouraging both children and adults to exercise.

As for results, Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn’s Green Team won the day placing first in football and petanque.

Additional prizes went to Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon’s Purple Team for the best cheering crowd while Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh’s Blue Team won the volleyball title.