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The MIR Bazaar: Thursday March 29th – Sunday April 1st

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fundacion MIR bazaarThe annual “MIR Bazaar”, held as part of the Sugar Golf Tournament will this year be open at the La Romana Country Club in Casa de Campo from March the 29th through to April the 1st, with the popular “ladies luncheon” taking place on Saturday March 31st.

The “MIR Bazaar” is held every year in aid of the Fundación MIR, non-profit organization and is a wonderful opportunity for Casa de Campo ladies to do a little shopping whilst also supporting a great cause! Although the bazaar is open for 3 days (from March 29th to April 1st), the most popular day to visit is on the afternoon of the “ladies luncheon” .

The MIR Bazaar

Where: La Romana Country Club

• Thursday: 12pm-9pm
• Friday: 9am-9pm
• Saturday: 9am-9pm
• Sunday: 9am-2pm

This year the ladies luncheon, which is by invite only will take place at Saturday lunchtime on the 31st of March with a fashion show (normally featuring Casa de Campo’s little ones as models), this year being presented by AZURRO (luxury boutique clothing store in the Marina Casa de Campo) & CASITA DE YAGO.

Lyanne Azqueta, daughter Lyanne and Lian Fanjul de Azqueta

The MIR Bazaar and the Ladies Luncheon are an important part of the Sugar Golf tournament, not just because they keeps the ladies entertained, but also because a percentage of all sales made during the bazaar are donated to the Fundacion MIR – so we hope to see you there!

This year, the by-invitation-only Sugar Golf Tournament, one of the most exclusive and popular tournament’s in the Casa de Campo golfing calendar will be played from the 29th to the 31st of March on Casa de Campo’s most famous golf courses; the Teeth of the Dog, the Dye Fore and possibly even the newly opened Links (pending confirmation.)

[To read about and see photos of last year’s MIR Bazaar and Ladies Luncheon, click here.]

The MIR Bazaar and Ladies Luncheon 2011 – a fashionable success! 

The ladies luncheon at MIR Bazaar 2011 took place on Saturday the 16th of April, hosted by Lian Fanjul de Azqueta was a super success – ladies enjoyed a shoppers paradise, as well as a delicious lunch (and a few glasses of wine) and a fashion by Sissy Bermudez modelled by the children of Casa de Campo, with the youngest model being Lyanne, the daughter of Lyanne Azqueta, the President of the Fundacion MIR.

For PHOTOS of the MIR Bazaar and Ladies Luncheon 2011 – click here!

What is the Sugar Golf Tournament?

The Sugar Golf Tournament, originally just another golf tournament, was won in 1990 by Alfy Fanjul, who subsequently donated his winnings to his sister, Lian Fanjul de Azqueta to use as seed money to found the “Casa de Paz”, which has since developed and grown into the Fundación MIR. The tournament now know as “The Sugar” incorporates golf and shooting components, the golf headed by Alfy Fanjul, the shooting headed by Pepe Fanjul, with proceeds going to the the Fundación MIR.

The Sugar Golf Tournament 2011

The prestigious tournament, which incorporates 4 evenings of entertainment as well as 3 days of golf took place from the 13th to the 16th of April 2011, with a welcome cocktail hosted by IBI Nautica in the Marina Casa de Campo, golf on the Links, Dye Fore, Teeth of the Dog and the La Romana Country Club as well as dinners at various private Casa de Campo villas.

To read more and see more photos of the Sugar Golf Tournament 2011, click on the links below:
Sugar Tournament 2011: Dinner, Dancing and Prizes!
Sugar Tournament 2011: Blue skies, fast greens and long drives!
Sugar Tournament 2011: BBQ and Pizza with the Gonzalez-Bunsters
Sugar Tournament 2011: Welcome Cocktail hosted by I.B.I

The Sugar Shooting Tournament 2011

The Sugar Shooting Tournament took place from Wednesday the 27th through to Saturday the 30th of April, with 2 days of Driven Birds Shooting in the Dominican wilderness at Rancho Religro and 3 days of Sporting Clays Shooting at the Casa de Campo Shooting Center.

To read more and see more photos of the Sugar Shooting Tournament 2011, click on the links below:
Sugar Shooting Tournament: Results and Photos
Sugar Shooting Tournament: Bird Drive at 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 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!

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