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).
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.