RAYONG, Thailand – Building on last year’s success, the AutoAlliance Thailand's (AAT) Golf Charity event enjoyed more participants and raised more donations in its second year with overwhelming support from AAT's employees and 89 suppliers.
Led by Executive General Manager of Purchasing, Reiko Webster, and volunteers from the AAT Purchasing team, the fundraising event drew 260 participants to Pattana Golf and Sports Resort in Chonburi province, not far from the AAT facility.
A donation of THB 800,000 (USD 26,800) was raised for the Father Ray Foundation, a charity set up in 2003 to help Thailand’s underprivileged children, young people with disabilities, and the poor.
“The purchasing team of 27 employees put this event together for the second time and I cannot be more pleased with the successful results. The passion from the AutoAlliance Thailand suppliers to support the event with such a significant donation is a true testament that all of us believe in the social responsibility to give back to the local community,” said Webster.
“And our team is already looking forward to another successful event next year!”
The money that AAT raised through the event will benefit more than 850 orphaned and physically handicapped children supported by the Father Ray Foundation, located in the Rayong area where AAT and the suppliers have their operations.
Father Ray Foundation’s president, Father Pattarapong Srivorakul, said, “I would like to thank all the players who took part in the recent charity golf tournament, and also thank to the organisers and staff members of the AutoAlliance Thailand for all their hard work to ensure the success of this year’s event.”
“The Father Ray Foundation currently provides care and an education to over 850 children and students with disabilities, and it is only with the generosity of people like those who entered the competition that we can continue our work here,” he added.
|AAT President, Toshinori Kusuhashi (second from right), and Executive General Manager of Purchasing, Reiko Webster (right), present a check for THB 800,000 to Father Pattarapong Srivorakul, acting president, and Father Picharn Jaisale, C.Ss.R., vice president of the Father Ray Foundation.
||The AAT Purchasing team that helped organise the golf charity event enjoy a brunch reception afterwards. |
|John Giuffrida, executive general manager for corporate planning, Takashi Koutoku, purchasing manager, and Kenichi Mori from Thai Summit Eastern Seaboard Auto Parts Industry, with a Ford Fiesta -- the hole-in-one prize.