Saturday 16th November saw The Riviera Group, one of Pattaya’s leading real estate developers, enjoy its fourth annual Sports Day.
For the second year running the event was held at Regents International School.
The day commenced with a grand opening ceremony for the 300 plus athletes and not forgetting the cheerleaders.
Winston & Sukanya Gale along with Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh and Regents School Principal Sarah Osborne-James led the opening ceremony followed by a parade.
This was followed with a 3000-meter marathon around the school’s oval track, yep you read that right 3000-meter marathon and then it was on to the Junior Race.
The non-stop action-packed day included had a whole host of events catering for all:
100m sprints, 400m relay races, volleyball, takraw, tug of war, 4 x 100-meter relay a centipede walk and various humorous comedy games.
Late in the afternoon, the day’s sporting activities concluded with a football match as The Riviera team pitched themselves against a Regents School team with Riviera coming out on top winning 5-2 avenging last year’s defeat.
With more than 500 attending and taking part in the fun-filled day of competitive play but ultimately friendship building among contractors and suppliers to The Riviera Group was a highly successful one.
The fun-filled day raised Bt500,000 as tickets were sold for Bt200 giving entrants the chance to win gold and jewelry with the proceeds going to Ban Kru Boonchu Foundation, (150,000 baht) Banglamung Hospital’s equipment fund (200,000) and Riviera’s own fund (150,000 baht) to help children stricken by cancer along with Regents International School generously donating Bt25,000.
Winston Gale, Riviera Group owner, said: “Thanks to Sarah (Osborne-James) the Principal 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.
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!
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