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It seems in one way or another, everyone in the Casa de Campo community came together in support of the Hogar del Niño weekend celebrated on the 14th and 15th of February. Casa de Campo’s tennis community turned out bright and early on Saturday the 15th of February to compete in the Hogar del Niño tennis tournament which began at 8:30am at the La Romana Country Club.
Numerous energetic matches took place in the Tennis courts of La Romana Country Club where many of the Casa de Campo villa owners participated, showcasing their sporting prowess whilst contributing to the cause.
Although the participants were hard at work with their eye on the prize, spectators and family members sat and watched while enjoying all the free food and drinks from sponsors such as McDonald’s and Rica… sometimes it’s very hard to resist temptation!
The winners for the tennis tournament for Hogar del Niño fundraising weekend in Casa de Campo were:
Champions: Mirtha de la Cruz and Magdalena García
Sub- Champions: Ivonna Sosa and Vangie Vazquez
Champions: Gerald Merzthir and Alberto Jimenez
Sub -Champions: Marino Ginebra and Antonio Esteban
Coming up soon is the 9th annual McDaniel Teaching Pro’s Tennis Tournament – played out between the players of the La Romana Country Club and La Terrazza Tennis Club. The event, taking place from the 12th to the 16th of March, raises money for the Ball Boys Foundation, and is this year honoring Alfonso Paniagua as the honarary chairman. Click here to find out more.
The following collection of photos were taken during the Hogar del Niño tennis tournament at the La Romana Country Club in Casa de Campo:
The Hogar del Niño
The Hogar del Niño is a children’s daycare and educational center for over 1500 children, located in La Romana town, just outside of Casa de Campo. Children from as young as just a few weeks old up to 18 years old are cared for and educated daily, from as early as 5:30am and staying as late as 7pm.
The organization also provides special schooling to over 75 hearing impaired and blind children, as well as a vocational school where over 235 students receive classes in different areas like: sewing; industrial preparation, installation and electrical maintenance; plumbing and management of computer office programs.