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As most of you might have already caught on, golf in Casa de Campo never stops! Here in Casa de Campo, we LOVE golf! Why? Well, we have 5 golf courses designed by the legendary Pete Dye, including the Teeth of the Dog (recognized worldwide!), that’s not bad at all! Golf is indeed a popular pastime that offers an excellent way to enjoy the outdoors, it’s a great sport to practice during these times that call for social distancing, and it brings communities together as we’ve seen so often for a good cause – together there’s no doubt we really make a difference!
The MIR Foundation, founded by Lian Fanjul de Azqueta in 1990, has been dedicated since then to improving the lives of young people in the La Romana area of the Dominican Republic. And whilst many generous souls from the Casa de Campo community happily donate to MIR and attend the foundation’s many annual charity events, it is sad to say but, this pandemic has put on hold many key events in the fundraising calendar of many organizations that help those in need.
With your continued help, the Fundación MIR has been able to help the more than 2,000 families that depend on their support to cover a large part of their basic hygiene, health, and food needs. As a way of continuing their fundraising efforts, while still observing all health and safety protocols, Fundación MIR, together with Mr. Alvaro Silva and Mr. Alfonso Fanjul, has organized the “Golf for education” event that will take place on Saturday, January 16th, 2021.
This event is a fun way to support the students and teachers of the Fundación MIR Schools! Spend the day on the beautiful La Romana Country Club golf course while enjoying battling it out on a friendly competition to see who will be the winner of this event. All funds raised through the tournament support the Foundation’s many programs. Sign up by contacting the Fundacion MIR main offices and if you don’t play, please consider donating.
We encourage you to join the golf tournament to play for an excellent cause!!
[pictures from Golf for Education event in September 2020]
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: www.mirinternational.org
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!
You may write a check payable to Fundación MIR, or make a bank transfer to their account 5110101581 at Banco del Progreso (RNC 4-12-02039-9) or visit their website https://www.mircharities.org/donations