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On Saturday the 13th of February 2021, Casa de Campo golfers were out and about and teeing off around the La Romana Country Club course at the XXIV Hogar del Niño golf tournament following all health and safety protocols as well as social distancing.
Every year, the Patronato Benéfico Oriental organizes its annual Hogar del Niño weekend as the perfect way for the community to have fun and be charitable. This year, things were a bit different, but as always, the continued support of the community for the event will once again have the same or greater impact on the lives of the children and youth of the Hogar del Niño and their communities.
Upon arrival, the players were greeted by the staff of the Patronato Benéfico Oriental, who following all health and safety protocols, handed them this year’s goody bag. Then, they all had the opportunity to practice their swings and putts before starting the tournament.
The tournament featured two tee-off times, one early in the morning, and the other in the afternoon in order for the entire community to have a chance to get involved. Both groups of players, whether they played in the morning or the afternoon enjoyed a fun round of golf played as a ‘scrabble’ so that randomly selected groups of friends and new friends worked together to get the best possible score! The golfers were also treated to various goodies on their way around – delicious food thanks to Casa de Campo, cigars, coffee, and refreshing drinks among other things!
“Our goal during this tournament was to raise funds to provide access to quality learning for everyone by investing in literacy and digital infrastructure for our children and youth at the Hogar del Niño. We thank all the players, sponsors, and contributors who made this event possible. Only united can we give hope! Thanks for BEING PBO.” – Patronato Benéfico Oriental.
Below are the results and images of this year’s Fundación MIR’s “Golf for Education” Tournament! Congratulations to everyone who took part and of course to all the winners! See you next year for the Hogar del Niño Weekend XXV!
The following photos were taken during the XXIV Hogar del Niño golf tournament played at the La Romana Country Club in Casa de Campo:
The Hogar del Niño is a children’s daycare and educational center for over 1700 children, located in La Romana town, just outside of Casa de Campo. Children from as young as just a few weeks old up to 18 years old are cared for and educated daily, from as early as 5:30 am and staying as late as 7 pm.
The organization also provides special schooling to over 75 hearing impaired and blind children, as well as a vocational school where over 235 students receive classes in different areas like sewing; industrial preparation, installation and electrical maintenance; plumbing, and management of computer office programs.