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Do you know what’s coming up on the calendar, ladies, and gents? Fundación MIR’s Family Weekend for Life, of course! The annual fiesta that comes with a range of tournaments benefits the needy children of La Romana who attend the Fundación MIR schools. This year taking place on August 18th will include its traditional golf and tennis tournaments along with tennis clinics for the kids, and an evening awards ceremony and dinner-gala at Minitas Beach. 

Since 1990, they have served the women, youth, and children of La Romana and the Eastern region of the Dominican Republic by partnering with and providing funding for social programs with the events that they organize. With the help of benefactors and individual contributions, the programs provide a home, medical assistance, education and technical preparation for the people that are most in need in our community. See below pictures of some of the activities they do with the children:

Baptism and First Communion

Back in May, Fundación MIR celebrated their annual baptism and first communion activity in the chapel of the MIR Esperanza camp. A total of 16 children were baptised of whom 5 also celebrated their first communion. “We thank God for allowing us to celebrate these Sacraments with our family in faith. Our children were happy, the parents were deeply moved and we were grateful to God for being able to fulfil this goal. We thank all those who made this religious act possible.”

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Final project of Tourism and Hospitality students

Fundación MIR also hosted the final project of their Tourism and Hospitality students in the MIR Esperanza campus. Students of the vocational schools of Hospitality and Gastronomy of different levels, set up a restaurant to celebrate Mothers Day where the guests had the opportunity to sample an extensive menu of pastries, desserts, and drinks. The students were able to demonstrate all the skills they had learned during the school year. The use of language, attitude, customer service, entertainment and of course the preparation and presentation of each dish was evaluated.

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SAVE-THE-DATE for the charity whose motto is: “Ayudando a ser” – defined in English as “Helping the children become the best they can be for a brighter future.” What’s not to love about the weekend that brings friends and families together, as well as international visitors, to support an excellent charity? The entertaining weekend is all for their promising and talented children, and your participation and donations will contribute to their future success!

We have great memories of the Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life 2017! Click on the link here to see photos and remember the good times!


When: Saturday, August 18, 2018

Where: Casa de Campo Resort, La Romana

What: Party, golf and tennis events, as well as a prize-giving ceremony held during the Dinner-Gala to benefit the Fundación MIR’s projects

Contact: Tel. (809)-523-8270 (DR) or (561)-366-5095 (USA) Email:


Saturday, August 18:

10:00am: Tennis Clinics For Children

Under 12 years at La Romana Country Club

1:00pm: Golf Tournament, La Romana Country Club

8:00pm: Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Minitas Beach, followed by a DJ after-party. Get ready to dance!