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alfy fanjul alfonso paniaguaThis year, an incredible 112 Casa de Campo golfers took part in the Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life golf tournament which was played on Saturday afternoon the 11th of October 2012 at the La Romana Country Club.  The golf tournament was part of the annual Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life event, celebrated this past Saturday the 11th of August 2012 which also included a tennis tournament, as well as a dinner-dance gala on Minitas Beach. For a full overview of this wonderful philanthropic event, click here! golf casa de campoThe golf tournament, played in a scramble format was expertly managed by the Casa de Campo golf department team; Director of Golf Gilles Gagnon, golf professionals Dave Pfisterer and Raul Cendoya as well as Director of Instruction for the Jim McLean Golf School at Casa de Campo, Eric Lillibridge.
“Making an investment in the youth of our nation benefits everyone. It is only because of your generosity that so many are able to participate in this educational experience.”

—- Lian Fanjul de Azqueta, President and Founder of the Fundación MIR

Although not competing in the tournament herself, Lian Fanjul de Azqueta, President and Founder of the Fundación MIR was present to officially start the tournament and to personally welcome and thank all the participants.

Ready to tee off: Michael, Jean-Pierre, Monika, Bill and Jim golf casa de campo

“For us, the Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life is a social event…an opportunity to have fun with friends like Jean-Pierre Santoni, Jim Meek and Bill Everett…and of course, meet others in this wonderful community. Obviously it is a worthwhile cause – but selfishly, we think the events and parties are a lot of fun!”

— Monica Belcourt, Casa de Campo villa owner (pictured center)

ron atlanticoOn their way around the golf course, golfers enjoyed various snacks and beverages sponsored by the numerous corporate supporters of the Fundación MIR, such as Coca Cola, Productos Higueral, Induveca and Mister Hotdog, as well as my personal favorite – Ron Atlantico.

And so after a beautiful sunny afternoon on the golf course, the 112 golfers handed in their score cards and returned home to get ready for the dinner-dance hosted later that night at Minitas Beach – where the golf tournament winners were announced and awarded their prizes! The winners of the 2012 Fundación MIR Family weekend for Life golf tournament were as follows:

 2012 Fundación MIR Family weekend for Life golf winners

Champions: • Fidel Alonso • Jorge Diaz • Modesta Alma • Antonio Alma golf casa de campoRunners-Up: • Emma Suire • Dominic  Ribero • Wilfredo Baquero • Gustavo Betances

3rd place: (pictured right) • Jose Oliva Garcia • Juanita Albuja de Oliva • Mary Ledesma • Marcelo Cali


The following photos were taken during the 2012 Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life golf tournament at the La Romana Country Club in Casa de Campo: 
The Fundación MIR fundacion MIR The Fundación MIR is a non-profit organization which works to provide education to the children of the greater La Romana area, who are most in need. They run 3 schools; the MIR Esperanza (boys vocational school), the Escuela Tecnica Vocacional Fundación MIR (girls vocational school) and the Primaria MIR (infants school). Click HERE to read more about the Fundación MIR!