On Friday, October 21st, Marriott Bonvoy brought together the business and golfing communities for the first Southern Thailand Charity Golf Day at the Blue Canyon Country Club in Phuket. Over two million Thai Baht were raised for Asia Center Foundation Phuket and Operation Smile Thailand, two organizations that assist disadvantaged children. More than two hundred golfers, business partners, sponsors, and Marriott Bonvoy Elite loyalty members, along with media and celebrities, including Shiv Kapur – one of India’s top professional golfers, Khun Grace Mahadumrongkul – a popular Thai actress and television personality, and her husband Gp.Capt. Jongjet Vacharanan.
Upon arrival, golfers were given an upscale Marriott Bonvoy gift bag. This enjoyable day of golf was complemented with scrumptious food and light refreshments from Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels’ food trucks, as well as live entertainment and a variety of unique on-course activities. The event ended with a dazzling awards banquet and live charity auctions.
Brad Edman, multi-property vice president of Phuket, and general manager at Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa commented: “On behalf of Marriott Bonvoy, we would like to express our appreciation to our sponsors, golfers, business and community leaders in joining our Inaugural Southern Thailand Charity Golf-Day. Together, we have helped provide a brighter future to the children at Asia Center Foundation Phuket and Operation Smile Thailand – a future they deserve. Importantly, we would like to thank Blue Canyon Country Club for their amazing support and for ensuring that this golf day becomes a ‘must attend annual event, supported by business and golfing communities across Thailand and overseas.”
Daryn Hudson, co-chair of Marriott’s International Business Councils Thailand, and general manager at Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort added: – “Over the past weeks, communities across Phuket have suffered unprecedented flooding. The Marriott International Southern Thailand Business Council was quick to react to the situation and the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of hotels and resorts across Phuket, in partnership with 5 Star Marine and Living Waters Phuket donated over 10,000 meals to the communities in need”.
At the first Marriott Bonvoy Southern Thailand Charity Golf Day, live auctions collected a total of THB 200,000, which will now be given to Living Waters Phuket to assist the communities devastated by flooding.