Saturday 24th November saw The Riviera Group, one of Pattaya’s leading real estate developers, enjoy its third Sports Day, which is now set to become an annual event for this trend-setting team.
This year’s events were held at Regents International School. Winston Gale, Riviera Group owner, said: “Thanks to Sarah (Osborne-James) the head at Regents, we welcome all those who work alongside us to this great sporting venue”. He then went on to praise his wife Khun Sukanya and key team members who worked tirelessly in the background making sure the event ran both smoothly.
With more than 500 attending and taking part, brightly coloured shirts were the theme displaying the varying teams, setting the stage set for a fun-filled day of competitive play but ultimately friendship building among contractors and suppliers to The Riviera Group.
The fun-filled day raised Bt230,000 as tickets were sold for Bt200 along with Regents International School generously donating Bt25,000.
Winston, together with Sarah Osborne-James and well-known local celebrity and owner of Sophon Cable TV Khun Chanyut Hengtrakool led the opening ceremony followed by a parade, that clearly had been choreography extraordinarily.
The day had a whole host of events catering for all:
3,000m around the school’s oval track to 100m sprints, 400m relay races, volleyball, Tug of War and various humorous comedy games.
Late in the afternoon saw the Regents football team pitch themselves against Riviera’s strongest squad. After a close game, Regents had the ‘legs’ winning with a justified 4-2 victory, raising aloft the large football trophy at the climax.
Various hot and cold food, BBQ and kebabs along with endless drinks were provided throughout the day, as was a live music band with accompanying dancers on stage playing into the sunset and later into the night.
All very typical Riviera fashion and style (do it with style and very well or simply don’t bother).
By sunset, many medals were given out to teams, winners and runner-ups. As far as community events go, this one is definitely one for the calendar next year. The good news is it seems The Riviera Group plan to extend the invitation to these games for next year to many more members of the business community that would like to join.