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On Saturday, August 20th, the La Romana Country Club 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 tournament was part of the annual Fundación MIR Family Day event, which included a tennis tournament and tennis clinic for children anddinner gala at Minitas Beach Club

Upon arrival, the players were greeted by the staff of the Fundación MIR where they were handed a goody bag and this year’s event polo shirt. The golf tournament played in a scramble format was expertly managed by the Casa de Campo golf department. It included additional prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Lian Fanjul de Azqueta, President and Founder of the Fundación MIR, was present along with her daughter Lyanne Azqueta to officially kick off the tournament and personally welcome and thank all of the participants.


On their way around the golf course, golfers enjoyed various snacks and beverages sponsored by the numerous corporate supporters of the Fundación MIR. 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 all the winners, and all who participated!


Longest Drive Men

Alexander Balbuena

Longest Drive Women

Chiara Giacosa

Closest to the Pin Men

Louis Bogaert

Closest to the pin Women

Juanita Albuja

4 teams finished tied with 64 net, after the tie-breaker they ended up as follows:

3er Place

Edgar Pichardo

Luis Rojas

2do Place

Christopher Paniagua 

Ernesto Jimenez

1er Place

Robert Marash

Carlos Medrano

The following collection of photos was taken by Mairobi Herrera at the 2022 Fundación MIR Family Day golf tournament played in Casa de Campo at the La Romana Country Club:

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!

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 

To find out more and see photos and articles of events organized by the Fundación MIR – click here!