(L to R)
PSC President Tony Oakes, PSC committee member Nigel Cannon, PSC Charity
Chairman William Macey and Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh proudly display the
cheque commemorating the milestone.
William Macey and Derek
25 million baht donated to charitable causes is a big
milestone and that is just what Pattaya Sports Club (PSC) have recently
achieved. The tireless dedication of PSC members has improved the lives of
hundreds, if not thousands of local children.
PSC was born in 1979 by a few Founding Members who had settled in the
fishing village of Pattaya. There was only one bar in the main beach area,
which became the home of the PSC, and Walking Street did not exist. With
more tourists coming to Pattaya the PSC headquarters was moved to what is
now one of the oldest bars around, Cafe Kronborg in Soi Diana. The office is
now just off 3rd Road in North Pattaya.
The children of the Father Ray
Foundation who will soon start their swimming lessons say thank you to the
The main objective of PSC was to form a club whereby
tourists wishing to play golf could meet other golfers. That has now been
extended to other sports which includes softball, fishing, pool, bowling and
Being a non profit organisation, each year the Pattaya Sports Club makes
substantial donations to charities that house, feed, and take care of the
essential needs of children. Funding is also given to train people with
disabilities in marketable skills so that they may become self-sufficient.
They also provide scholarships, school uniforms, books and lunches to
children who otherwise would not be able to attend school. The Club has also
donated filtration systems at several schools to ensure that the studentís
have access to clean drinking water.
Sport is also an essential part of the PSC philosophy and donations are made
regularly to promote sport in schools and centres in the area.
In 2009 the Pattaya Sports Club donated funds for a new sports court at the
Father Ray Drop-In Center, and for several years they have supported the
Thailand National Junior Badminton Championships.
Many local charitable organisations and schools are only able to provide the
care and facilities they do because of the generosity of the Pattaya Sports
Club. Members volunteer their time and energy to improve the lives of
underprivileged children and people with disabilities, and the people of
Pattaya should be very grateful that there is a group of dedicated men and
women who know the true meaning of charity.
The Father Ray Foundation recently approached the Pattaya Sports Club to
request funding to the value of 130,000 baht to cover the costs of swimming
lessons, swimming costumes and pool maintenance for the young children
attending the Father Ray Day Care Center and the Pattaya School for the
With the 130,000 baht presented to Father Ray Foundation, Pattaya Sports
Club reached the milestone of 25 million baht over the last 12 years thanks
to all the members of PSC both past and present.
Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh was in attendance and helped PSC celebrate
this memorable day.
Here is to the next 25 million!
More information can be found at www.pattayasports .org and