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Fundación MIR hosted two incredible events earlier this month for the children of their schools, the Magical Splendor Gala and the Golf Tournament. Traditionally the Golf Tournament takes place the same day as the gala, but this year it had to be postponed and played on Sunday morning in La Romana Country Club.

It began around 10:00 am, with the participation of many golfers who were blessed with a clear sky and a pleasant breeze. Working together in teams of 4, golfers played in a “scramble” format with each team member teeing off. The best of the tee-shots were selected and all players played from that spot on to complete the hole. As in previous years, the golfers were treated to a variety of refreshments around the 18 holes, including Ron Atlántico, Cinco icecream and more who were sponsors of the Golf Tournament and Gala.

The Magical Splendor Gala is a significant philanthropic event to raise funds for Fundación MIR, and sponsor the educational projects and healthcare management all year long for their students. This event is organized yearly by Alfy and Raysa Fanjul, with a dinner and fashion show. This year, it featured designer Naeem Khan.

The Golf Tournament Awards Ceremony took place right after the tournament where the winners were presented with trophies and prizes.

Fundación MIR Magical Splendor golf tournament – Results

Closest to the Pin#8 (Men):

  • JJ Arteaga

Closest to the Pin#16 (ladies):

  • Chiara Giacosa

Longest Drive#18 (Men):

  • Jim Coleman

Longest Drive#4 (Ladies):

  • Chiara Giacosa

First Place 

  • Sergio Arnaboldi
  • Alberto Rusconi
  • Guido Buratti
  • Piero Giacosa

Second place 

  • Juan Kuret
  • Quino Montero
  • Carlos Pichardo
  • Jose Mercedes

Third place

  • Andrea Calcaterra
  • Chiara Giacosa
  • Enzo Canto
  • Silvana Imbert

The following photos were taken by Bryan de la Cruz at the Fundación MIR Golf Tournament on Sunday, January 19th at La Romana Country Club:

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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!

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