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On Saturday August 13th, the Teeth of the Dog golf course in Casa de Campo was full of life, with over 100 players participating in the Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life golf tournament.
The golf tournament was part of the annual Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life event, which also included a tennis tournament and tennis clinic for children as well as a dinner-dance gala on Minitas Beach. During the gala, all winners were presented their awards and they enjoyed the catchy tunes of Orquesta Dekadas, followed by an afterparty with DJ Gringo under the starry sky. Stay tuned for the coverage pictures!
The golf tournament, played in a scramble format was expertly managed by the Casa de Campo golf department, and included additional prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Although not competing in the tournament herself, Lian Fanjul de Azqueta, President and Founder of the Fundación MIR, was present to officially kick off the tournament and personally welcome and thank all of the participants.
As is customary for golf tournaments in Casa de Campo, golfers were treated to a variety of refreshments around the 18 holes, including Ron Atlántico and Chivas whiskey! Although the competition was fierce, when we asked players how the golfing day went, unanimously they said FUN! Everyone had a blast out on the course which makes it even better is that it is for a great cause — raising funds for the Fundación MIR’s three schools that support the children of La Romana. See the results below, and congratulations to winners: Benito Martinez, Hector Herrera, Roberto Cerrano and Agustin Morillo, and all who particiapted!
Champions: 54.5 strokes
2nd Place: 55.6 strokes
Mario Luis del Valle
3rd Place: 55.6 strokes
Francesco V. Caltagirone
Men’s Closest to the Pin #3: Diego Sanchez de Leon
Men’s Longest Drive #18: Juan Ramos
Ladies Closest to the Pin #16: Claudia Meloni
Ladies Longest Drive #4: Maria Luisa Jiminian
If you weren’t able to join this year’s tournament, enjoy the following collection of photos by Alejandro Heredia taken at the Fundación MIR Family Weekend golf tournament played on the Teeth of the Dog Saturday August 13th:
The Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life celebrated many events this past weekend and kicked off on Friday with a welcome party at Genesis Nightclub with DJ Gringo. A warm and early start to the annual sports tournaments came at 9 am on August 13th as tennis players gathered at the La Terraza tennis club in Casa de Campo all for a great cause. Continue reading here.
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!