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This year the Sugar Golf Tournament hosted by Alfy Fanjul will be played from the 25th to the 28th of March – and will as has been the tradition for many years – be accompanied by the “MIR Bazaar”, a fabulous opportunity to shop and raise money for a great cause – the Fundación MIR.
The MIR Bazaar will this year be open from the 26th to the 29th of March at the La Romana Country Club – offering Casa de Campo shoppers a superb range of products – such as jewellery, arts and crafts, home decor items, clothing, and much more! So lady shoppers of Casa de Campo – pencil the date into your diary! And if you or someone you know may be interested in taking part with a table in the event please contact the Fundación MIR now to reserve your space (contacts below).
The MIR Bazaar will be open from Thursday to Sunday, but on Saturday afternoon at 1:30pm there will be a fashion show “Caracoles” with designs by Sissy Bermudez using models from the Casa de Campo community.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
When: 26th to the 29th of March 2015
Where: La Romana Country Club
- Thursday: 12pm – 9pm
- Friday: 9am – 9pm
- Saturday: 9am – 11pm
- Sunday: 9am – 2pm
Contact: [email protected] / (809) 523-8270
For now save the date, and to help get you excited, here we bring you a reminder of last year’s MIR Bazaar and Sugar Golf Tournament activities…..
I love the annual MIR Bazaar. It’s shopping for a good cause, so what’s not to love?!
The Sugar Golf Tournament is the Fundación MIR’s original fundraising event, from which Lian Fanjul de Azqueta, Founder and President of the charity got the seed money to open the “Casa de Paz”, which has now become the internationally recognized foundation, today called the “Fundación MIR.”
Originally just a “normal” golf tournament, “The Sugar” was founded in 1984 by Alfy Fanjul and Don Creamer (pictured left), but when Alfy (Lian’s brother) won in 1990 he donated his winnings to Lian, thus transforming the Sugar golf tournament into a charity event for the Fundación MIR, and as such one of the most glamorous, exclusive and important events in the Casa de Campo social calendar.
Today, “The Sugar” now incorporates a golf component headed by Alfy, as well as a shooting component headed by one of Lian’s other brother’s Pepe, played in Casa de Campo at the the Casa de Campo Shooting Center and “Rancho Peligro” (click here for photos and to read more.)
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!