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El Ser Libre y Feliz

The foundation El Ser Libre y Feliz, headed by Andrés Vélez Cordero, founded earlier this year and inaugurated on March 1st at La Marina,  will be celebrating their first International Golf Tournament on Sunday, October 23rd to be played on the Dye Fore Golf course. This will be followed by a lunch and award ceremony at La Casita in La Marina Casa de Campo.

Kids El Ser Libre Y Feliz

The tournament benefits the foundation’s pilot project, the Escuela de Educación Especial Padre Sebastian Cavalotto (Father Sebastian Cavalotto Special Needs School), which currently has more than 150 students with special needs. El Ser Libre y Feliz recognized the urgency to raise additional funds to improve the school infrastructure, educational program, psychological evaluation and follow up program, parent education, updated training and education for therapists, sanitary infrastructure and other areas for the benefit of the children in La Romana and their families.  This will help those less fortunate live a productive and independent life, elevating their self-esteem as they grow and learn in a nurturing environment. Andrés Vélez Cordero says:

“The idea is to create an atmosphere of acceptance and respect in their environment through three main components: the diagnosis of general accessibility, improvement of educational processes; and the design of a sustainable strategy. Our goal is to be able to replicate this initiative in other special education schools in the country.” 

The “El Ser Libre y Feliz International Golf Open 2016” will be played on one of Pete Dye’s designed courses, the Dye Fore and will be dedicated to Dr. Manuel Ramon Canela Escano, Master of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Latin America. The director of the tournament is Mr. Antonio Olivo. The golf tournament will cost RD $6,000 per participant and includes a welcome cocktail on Saturday, October 22nd at La Casita in La Marina Casa de Campo, plus breakfast and lunch on Sunday, October 23rd. Spots are limited to 100 players, so SIGN UP NOW!


The tournament has the support of various companies and institutions that will be sponsoring the event, including: United Nations Development Programme (PNUD-RD), National Council on Disability (CONADIS), Central Romana Corporation, Ltd., Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, Restaurante La Casita (Marina), Atlantic Motors, Productos Higüeral, Clínica Canela, Galenia Especialidades Médicas, Dom Ham, Marina Casa de Campo, Eventos y Catering, among others.

Casa de Campo Living, along with our sister publication CasaLife, is also proud to sponsor the 1st El Ser Libre y Feliz International Golf Open 2016 and we hope to see you there supporting this wonderful cause as we enjoy one of Casa’s favorite sports!

1st El Ser Libre y Feliz International Golf Open 2016

When: October 22nd – 23rd

Where: Dye Fore, Casa de Campo

What: The foundation’s first International Golf Tournament to benefit children with special needs

Cost: RD $6,000 per participant, includes a welcome cocktail on Saturday, October 22nd at the La Casita restaurant in La Marina Casa de Campo, plus breakfast and lunch on Sunday, October 23rd.

*Spots are limited to 100 players; sign up now!* 

 Any company interested in supporting this cause can do so by calling Tel.: 809-742-0617, or emailing info@elserlibreyfeliz.org and / or william.velez@elserlibreyfeliz.org.

“El Ser Libre y Feliz”

El Ser Libre y Feliz

El Ser Libre y Feliz is aimed at helping poor institutions dedicated to educating, protecting and developing children with disabilities or who are at risk. Their vision is to lower discrimination to facilitate children and young adults ease into society. Their desire is that they can lead productive and independent lives with a high self esteem and grow without limitations in an environment of acceptance and respect. 

Andrés Velez, President

Phone number: (809) 390-4905

William Vélez, VP and Communications Director

Phone number: (809) 756-0196