Asian Beach Polo Charity for ‘Kamlangjai Project’
The fifth ‘Asian Beach Polo Championship InterContinental-B.Grimm’, Asia’s only beach polo tournament was held during the sunny day at Hua Hin beachfront of InterContinental Resort Hua Hin, where Macau beat Hong Kong team with a score of 7-3 and won the Princess PA’s Cup.
The game once again was hosted by Mr.Suwat Liptapanlop, former deputy prime minister and the advisory chairman of the organizing committee for Asian Beach Polo Championship and Mr.Harald Link, chairman of B.Grimm Group and president of Thailand Equestrian Federation, the first beach polo player in Thailand in his capacity as the organizing committee chairman for the Asian Beach Polo Championship. The beach polo was set to raise funds for the ‘Kamlangjai Project’ or Inspire by Princess PA, initiated by HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha to reach out to women in incarceration including pregnant inmates and their babies.
All guests with good hearts including General Yuthasak Sasiprapha, M.R.Thiradej Rajani, M.L.Poonyanuch Kashemsanta, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Proudputh Liptapanlop, Viphavee Khoman, Matunart Sosothikul, Benyapa Svasti-Xuto, Nara Auapinyakul and many more were spotted on the beach to cheer up the excited polo match.
Prior to the exciting match, the event started with horse parade for the official opening ceremony. Then, spectators saw how good the young Thai polo players were in the special Kids’ Polo match.
The excitement started with the match for the third place winner, which our host Thai Polo team lost to France with a score 1-3. Then, we saw the final match between Macau Polo VS Hong Kong Team which Macau team rode to its victory with a score of 7-3 and won the title of Asian Beach Polo championship this year.
The day concluded with dinner party on ‘Hua Hin Sweet Old Day’ theme at the hotel’s garden courtyard where guests enjoying the shows that brought back to the Hua Hin charm in 1920s. The charity still was on with the auction on three oil paintings by Hua Hin local artists. The first one on ‘Hua Hin Railway Station with a Royal waiting room’ was bid by Nutthachai Srerungsukpinitt with the highest bidding of 250,000 Baht. The second painting on ‘Khao Takiab’ was bid by Hiram E. Manville at 200,000 Baht. And the last painting on ‘HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha on horse riding at Hua Hin’ was bid by Harald Link at 400,000 Baht. The charity auction raised an additional of 850,000 Baht for charity. The auction on oil painting was really for a good cause as more funds will be going to ‘Kamlangjai project’.