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MIR golf tournament – a drive for education

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Fundacion MIR golf Casa de CampoLast Saturday the 18th of January the Fundación MIR Magical Splendor for Life annual fundraising weekend got off to a fine start with the golf tournament played at the La Romana Country Club in Casa de Campo. 

Lian Fanjul de Azqueta

Another beautiful day in paradise, more than 100 Casa de Campo golfers flocked to the La Romana Country Club golf course where they were greeted by the cheerful Fundación MIR team, among them Lian Fanjul de Azqueta, founder and president of the cause, and her daughter Lyanne Azqueta, vice-president of the Fundación MIR, who were very happy to welcome so many supporters to the annual event.

Before teeing off, Lian Fanjul de Azqueta looking as chic as ever, greeted the golfers with a short speech of heart-felt thanks, mentioning that the participation of each golfer contributes to 1 year of education for 1 child at the Fundación MIR schools, something which represents an investment into their future. Children of the Fundación are already advancing in their prospective careers, many who have already graduated and are now working as doctors, nurses, lawyers and in a variety of other fields.

“The Fundación MIR believes in the need to provide a better future for the children of our country, so we strive to hold activities such as these, always thanking the support of so many companies and the many people involved,” said Lian Fanjul de Azqueta.

golf Fundacion MIR Casa de Campo

And then the players surged forward, joining the drive for education as they teed off around the the La Romana Country Club golf course – just one of the 5 Pete Dye designed golf courses found in the Casa de Campo resort.

Chivas golf Fundacion MIR Casa de CampoOn their way around the course, the philanthropic golfers were greeted by many snacks and other goodies on their way – the favorites being the Chivas 18 and Ron Atlantico bars – where a refreshing pit-stop was very gratefully received, even by those of us taking photos!

At the end of the tournament, there always has to be a winner, or in this case a team of winners – as the tournament was played in a scramble best ball format – and it was at the dinner-dance gala later that same evening at Casa Grande that the winners were revealed. We published a few photos of the dinner-dance and Ángel Sánchez fashion show earlier this week (click here) – but you can expect many more very soon!

The following collection of photos were taken during the MIR Magical Splendor for Life golf tournament on Saturday the 18th of January 2014:  

Winners – Fundación MIR golf tournament 

1st place
Alejandro Santelises, Gabriel Roig, Miguel Barbero and Kalil Hache

2nd place
Guiddo Buratti, Piero Giacosa, Andrea Calcaterra and Chiara Giacosa

The Fundación MIR

Fundacion MIRThe 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 Tecnica 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!

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

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