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Last Saturday October 18th, the Casa de Campo community came together for a fun family activity – the “Rally Flamboyan Open 2014”, otherwise known as the “Casa de Campo Selfie Rally.”
It was awesome.
More than 39 teams, and 150 members of the Casa de Campo community took part in the rally which saw teams of 2-4 people racing around the Casa de Campo resort in golf carts taking selfies and gathering treasure!
Setting off from the pool of the Golf Villa IV neighborhood, each team had a maximum of 2.5 hours to solve the clues and return with proof that they had completed the rally. Proof included objects that had to be physically shown to the judges, such as the latest CasaLife magazine, as well as selfies taken in certain locations across the resort – some much easier to do than others!
At the end of the day, the teams reconvened at the starting place where the judges counted the scores, and the winners were announced to be team CasaLife Magazine. Captained by the one and only Philip Silvestri, the CasaLife Magazine team consisted of the gorgeous Viktorija Seijas of Boutique de Bordados and the equally beautiful Martina Avanzini of Martinaturally, and was sponsored by Eco Planeta Caribe who donated the super-speedy electric golf cart!
Team Cinco Gelato
In second place was Los Pro, led by Leo Proaño, who in addition to clearly knowing Casa de Campo like the back of his hand, is also an up and coming film producer, whose recent works include Cristo Rey and La Extraña. On Leo’s team was his niece Valeria Alonzo and her friends, Daniela Hernández and Fabiana Villani.
And what about me? Well good question, Philip and I and our group of friends decided to mix it up a bit – instead of couples going together we split up and drew names out of a hat for the teams. My team, the Casa de Campo Living team was me, Arturo Quezada and Pilar Camarero, who despite also having a super speedy golf cart sponsored by Eco Planeta and also being uber competitive and over-excited… we came in 6th. Boo hoo!
And best of all? RD$13,600.00 was raised and donated to the Fundación Río Salao, whose aim is to beautify the Río Salao area in La Romana by painting the facades of the houses in vibrant Caribbean colors and later to create a “tourist alley” with small businesses selling souvenirs and crafts.
Finally we must say a big THANK YOU to Carmen Santoni for organizing the activity and to her team of volunteers; Florence Rousseau, Tina Fader and Julio Vilorio for making it possible.
Seriously thank you Carmen, it really was so much fun!
Flamboyán Open 2014 – Results
Place Points Name of the team 1 55.67 Casa Life 2 55.50 Los Pro 3 54.50 La Maquina 4 53.00 M&M 5 53.00 Team Gola 6 52.50 CARBOYS 7 51.40 Los Speedos 8 50.33 Casa de Campo Living 9 49.33 The Knights 10 49.00 The Wars 11 48.75 The Selzers 12 48.75 Las Rudas 13 47.50 Los Viejevos Legendarios 14 47.33 Los Melasa 15 47.33 De Castro 16 46.75 POLO 17 46.67 Raybans 18 45.40 Cinco 19 43.33 Las Correcaminos 20 43.00 One Way Bike 21 42.20 The Zeller 22 42.00 Los Increibles 23 41.60 MICHELI BUNCH 24 41.33 Los Tiernos 25 41.20 Los Chavoneros 26 41.00 Los de a cuatro 27 40.67 Mayol, Inc 28 39.00 Roadrunners 29 38.00 Raínbow 30 38.00 Mc Cabe 31 38.00 Los Garcia 32 37.25 Los Rukitukis 33 37.00 FLASH GIRLS 34 35.00 Los Choco 35 33.25 The Falcons 36 32.67 Los Picapiedras 37 32.00 The Sharks 38 29.33 los CT 39 – Aviators
The following collection of photos were taken before, after and during the great Casa de Campo Selfie Rally. Thank you to everyone for sending us their selfies!!!