Golf Tournament proceeds to help Flood Victims

While the Bangkok Post article headline makes it seem like Tiger Woods actually donated his own money, if you read closely it is actually the proceeds from ticket sales to a golf tournament. Tiger Woods and Thongchai Jaidee presented the money to PM Abhisit. I’m sure that the presence of both golfers aided in bringing a large number of viewers which added in ticket sales. 

Woods donates money for flood victims

Published: 8/11/2010 at 11:00 AM Online news: Local News

US golfer Tiger Woods and Thai golfer Thongchai Jaidee met Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva at the Government House on Monday to donate part of proceeds from the ticket sale of a golf tournament to help flood victims. They donated 2.2 million baht to help people affected by flooding in the country. Woods is among four players competing in “World Golf Salutes King Bhumibol Adulyadej,” a charity event in honour of His Majesty on Monday. The one-day skins golf event is held at a country club in Chonburi province. After his visit to the Government House, the former number one golfer went to the Siriraj Hospital to sign a get-well book to wish His Majesty a speedy recovery.

Source: Bangkok Post

Thailand Volunteer Opportunities

The Volunteer Work Thailand website offers a list of non-profit organization working in Thailand that are looking for international volunteers. It is a fairly comprehensive list and includes some basic information about each organization, such as what they do, location, length of stay, what’s provided.

Another place to search for job, internships and volunteer opportunities in the non-profit sector is idealist.org. The section for Thailand offers some good leads, but many are related to volunteer teaching in Thailand. It is worth checking out though and hopefully more organizations in Thailand will use this resource so there will be a greater variety of opportunities listed.

Night for Giving: Green Concert #13 with 7 Divos

Siam Paragon
Image by pahonyontin via Flickr

The 7 Divos is a part of an annual concert series organized by radio station, Green Wave 106.5 FM, as a charity fundraising event. This year the concert will be held on August 21-22, 2010 and features 7 popular male artists dressed in flashy tuxedos.

There will be tons of screaming fans, especially for Pee Kop, Pee Kong and Waan. Each artist has selected a special women which represents something special to him and the proceeds from this event will be split between each of the seven women and associated causes. One of the most heart touching moments was went Ma Tew from Home Huk Foundation brought the children to sing a special thank you. The concerts also have a goal to raise 1 million baht in donations from its audience, in additional to a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the merchandise.

  • Kong Saharat : ก้อง สหรัถ helping Dr. Cythia Maung, a political refugee from Myanmar with a small border clinic
  • Pord Thanachai : ป๊อด ธนชัย helped Ma Tew at Baan Home Huk, home for children with HIV/AIDs in Yasothon
  • Ben Chalatit : เบน ชลาทิศ helps the mother of a former actor who has taken care of her son for more than twenty years
  • Pop Calories Blah Blah : ป๊อบ ปองกูล helps Nong Nook Anchalee who is physically but not emotionally handicapped
  • Aof Pongsak : อ๊อฟ ปองศักดิ์ supports the mother of a border policeman who died in the southern violence
  • Warn Thanakrit : ว่าน ธนกฤต shows the love of one elderly couple despite tremendous hardship as the grandfather cares for his paralyzed wife
  • Kob Songsith : กบ ทรงสิทธิ์ supports Baan Chaiyapruek for abandoned children with Dr. Pan Soorn.

Concert begins at 8 pm at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon. Doors open at 7 pm.