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Teeing off for change! Fundación MIR hosts charitable “Golf for Education” event

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On Saturday, August 5th, the La Romana Country Club golf course in Casa de Campo was full of life, with over 100 players participating in the Fundación MIR “Golf for Education” tournament. This tournament has been a tradition for more than 10 years and thanks to the generous participation from the golfing community, the more than 2,000 children enrolled in MIR schools will be able to continue with their education.

Upon arrival, the players were greeted by the staff of the Fundación MIR, 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 Fundación MIR “Golf for Education” Tournament was played “Scramble” style, with teams working together to obtain the lowest score on each hole together.  Each teammate hits a drive and then the best of the four balls is then played.  The teamwork style of scramble tournaments keeps the game fun and more community-focused than individual score driven. It is the perfect style of tournament for fundraisers, keeping the energy all about teamwork and the community!

“Once again, thank you very much for helping us. We appreciate having shared your time in such a noble cause and in turn we want to thank you on behalf of all the children of Fundación MIR and their families, for your participation and your generous collaboration in the event” Golf for Education “. We value the willingness and support provided, as well as the solidarity that was shown towards these families.” – Alfonso ‘Alfy’ Fanjul and Alvaro Silva.

Below is the results and images of this year’s Fundación MIR’s “Golf for Education” Tournament!

“Golf for Education” results

First place 54.7 Juan Ramos, Gabriel Roig, Alejandro Zeller, and Rafael Bisonó

Second place 55.3 Rafael Villalona, Nelson Fiorentino, Luis Menicucci, and Franklin Frias

Third place 57.5 Carlos J. Martí Father and son, Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster, and Omar Elias

Longest Drive: F Chiara Giacosa, M Roberto Bonetti

Closest to pin: F Johana Martínez Lima M Maireni Bournigal

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!

You may write a check payable to Fundación MIR, or make a bank transfer to their account 5110101581 at Banco del Progreso (RNC 4-12-02039-9) or visit their website 

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

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