Sugar Golf Tournament 2017

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So many activities took place this past weekend! Starting with the Benetti Welcome Cocktail for the Sugar Golf Tournament, attendees were welcomed to the Casa de Campo Yacht Club in the Marina Wednesday evening, and encouraged to shop the opening of the  Sugar Bazaar for the Fundación MIR the following morning. Three days of golf for both men and women and a Women’s Tennis Tournament kept Casa de Campo filled with sports enthusiasts, and led to to an enjoyable Awards Ceremony on Saturday. An elegant fashion show also took place earlier in the day on Saturday at the La Romana Country Club, where no doubt we’ll see many trending styles from the event in the upcoming weeks of summer.

Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who participated in the tournaments! Let’s RECAP the events that took place!

Benetti Sugar Welcome Cocktail

After arriving early in the day for practice rounds on the golf courses, many players and their spouses enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere out on the Marina Yacht Club terrace, getting to know their competitors a bit better and seeing long-time friends. It was a great way to start the festivities! Read more here.

Sugar Golf Tournament

The days were bright and sunny with a small threat of rain that thankfully never came! Players enjoyed games of golf, both in La Romana Country Club and on the world renowned Teeth of the Dog. Each player had the opportunity to get ready for the tournament by practicing on Thursday to prepare for the competitive rounds ahead. Read more here.

MIR Bazaar and Ladies Luncheon

As in previous years, the Sugar tournament was accompanied by the MIR Bazaar, which included a Ladies Luncheon and fashion show. The ‘MIR Bazaar,’ a 3-day bazaar laid out in the La Romana Country Club’s main clubhouse, is a fantastic shopping opportunity with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Fundación MIR. Read more here.

Sugar Awards Ceremony

Under a clear sky, beautiful surroundings were decorated with lights, and the guests enjoyed a dinner buffet and drinks. Alfy Fanjul, accompanied by his daughters, Crista Ryan and Lilian Fernández, presented the tournament’s victors with prizes and trophies. Read more here.

Remember that to help the Fundación MIR you don’t have to wait for a fundraiser, you can always contact the organization and see how you can support them and the wonderful job they’re doing with La Romana’s youth!

The Fundación 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 Técnica Vocacional Fundación MIR (girls vocational school) and the Primaria MIR (infants school).

For more information on the Fundación MIR and to make a donation, visit their website:

To make a donation contact the MIR office in Casa de Campo

(809-523-8270) or in West Palm Beach (561-366-5095). Donations are tax deductible for US Citizens!