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This year, the Sugar Golf Tournament hosted by Alfy Fanjul will be played from March 30th to April 4th – 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, April 2nd at the La Romana Country Club and offers Casa de Campo shoppers a superb range of products – such as jewelry, arts and crafts, home decor items, clothing, and much more! So lady shoppers of Casa de Campo – pencil the date into your diary! And if you or someone you know may be interested in taking part in a table in the event please contact the Fundación MIR now to reserve your space (contacts below).

The “MIR Sugar 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! Every year, the community’s must-visit day for the MIR Sugar Bazaar is Saturday (falling this year on April 4th) – 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!

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


When: April 2nd – 5th

Where: La Romana Country Club

Opening hours:

  • Thursday: 12pm – 9pm
  • Friday: 9am – 9pm
  • Saturday: 9am – 10pm – Ladies Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. with Fashion Show
  • Sunday: 9am – 2pm

Contact: / (809) 523-8270

About the Sugar Golf Tournament…

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 componant 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!

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