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This year, the Sugar Golf Tournament hosted by Alfy Fanjul will be played from March 30th to April 2nd – and will as per tradition for many years – be accompanied by the “MIR Sugar Bazaar”, a fabulous opportunity to shop and raise money for a great cause: the Fundación MIR.
The MIR Sugar Bazaar will open on Thursday, March 30th at the La Romana Country Club and offer Casa de Campo shoppers a superb range of products, from jewelry, arts and crafts, home decor, clothing, and much more. Ladies, pencil the date into your calendars because the bazaar will also include a fashion show by Indulge Boutique in Santo Domingo! If you or someone you know is interested in setting up a table at the event, please contact the Fundación MIR now to reserve your space (details below!).
Every year, the community’s must-visit day for the MIR Sugar Bazaar is Saturday (falling this year on April 1st) – when Lian Fanjul de Azqueta, President and Founder of the Fundación MIR, and Raysa Fanjul hosts a very popular ladies luncheon – a fabulous time to shop, chat, and watch the show! Last year, a variety of vendors presented an all-around theme of colorfully adorned pieces, from beaded statement necklaces and earrings to embellished handbags, and garments with jeweled and fringe details.
Help bring a bright future to the children of La Romana by supporting Fundación MIR’s Sugar Bazaar. We hope to see you all there!
MIR Sugar Bazaar
When:March 30th to April 2nd
Where: La Romana Country Club
Thursday: 12pm – 9pm
Friday: 9am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 10pm
Sunday: 9am – 2pm
Contact: [email protected] / (809) 523-8270
Details details details! This year’s MIR Bazaar 2016 and Ladies Luncheon hosted by Lian Fanjul de Azqueta and Raysa Fanjul took place last Saturday April 2nd and showcased a variety of vendors presenting an all-around theme of colorfully adorned pieces, from beaded statement necklaces and earrings to embellished handbags, and garments with jeweled and fringe details. We can definitely say the trend for summer is color! And lots of it. Read more here.
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”.
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!