Bangkok (June 17, 2019) – Thai Bridgestone has announced support of the 5th San Fun Hero Plus project, which is now open for all disabled veterans and people with disabilities. Participants can demonstrate their sporting skills for a chance to become national para athletes and represent their country. The San Fun Hero Plus project is one of Thai Bridgestone’s social programmes under the corporate mission to serve society with superior quality. The mission aims to encourage people to chase their dreams and inspire them to overcome obstacles and persevere in pursuit of their goals. This project is now open for registration until August 16, 2019 at www.sanfunhero.com or www.facebook.com/NPCTHA
The San Fun Hero Plus was initiated by Paralympic Committee of Thailand with strong support from the Sports Authority of Thailand, Singha Corporation, Thai Bridgestone, Toyota Motor Thailand and PTT and aims to develop and improve the sport performance for disable people in order to fulfill their inspirations and dreams. Participants who join this project will have an opportunity to become national para athletes and represent Thailand. The project has been successful in empowering many athletes:
Amnat Khongmon, a shooting (Pistol) athlete who won one gold and two bronze medals in 2017 at the Songkhla Samila Games and won two gold, one silver and one bronze medal at the 2019 Thailand Para National Games (Nam Gok Games).
Anuson Chaichamnan, a 33 year-old shooting (Rifle) athlete who recently won one gold and two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Para Games and won one bronze medal at the Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships in Korea. Anuson will be representing the country and competing in the Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020.
Sahar-dam Yaena, a 22 year-old wheel chair racing athlete who won one gold and two bronze medals at the 2019 Thailand National Games (Nam Gok Games) and won 6 gold medals at the 2018 Thailand Para National Games (Nakhonnayok Games).
“Sport is a tool to connect people across the world. We are proud to actively support the Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic events as a partner through to 2024”, said Hideyuki Takeda, Managing Director of Thai Bridgestone. Mr. Takeda also added: “Globally, Bridgestone is supporting para athletes from Japan, America and Thailand. Moreover, we are reinforcing sport activities across Thailand which intend to inspire Thai people to overcome obstacles for a better life. Breaking the limitation of disable body needs strong patience and discipline. Thai Bridgestone is proud to continue to support the San Fun Hero Plus project. The success of our para athletes has created happiness for everyone and proved that nothing can stop you from chasing your dream.”
People who are interested to join the San Fan Hero Plus project can now register at www.sanfunhero.com and www.facebook.com/NPCTHA until August 16, 2019. Selection will be scheduled in September 2019 at the Sport Authority of Thailand, which will be testing participants in various sport skills including badminton, shooting, weightlifting, swimming, archery and so on. Those who are selected will join a training program for the opportunity to become national para athletes and compete in both local and international games.
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tyre and rubber company. In addition to tyres for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.
In Thailand, Bridgestone has managed to achieve sustainable growth and success through a great confidence from end-users, dealers, and automotive manufacturers since its production 50 years ago. Through our history, the company has shown a great determination to research, invent, and create excellent products that are suitable for domestic use. Additionally, together with well selected raw materials, state-of-the-art production facilities and machines, and highest standard of quality control, these enable Bridgestone to journey on the same path with corporate mission – “Serving Society with Superior Quality.”