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The Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life celebrated many events this past weekend and kicked off on Friday with a welcome party at Genesis Nightclub with DJ Gringo. A warm and early start to the annual sports tournaments came at 9 am on August 13th as tennis players gathered at the La Terraza tennis club in Casa de Campo all for a great cause.
The Family Weekend for Life fundraising event is in support of Fundación MIR’s three schools in La Romana, which care for more than 1,500 students through the assistance of the Casa de Campo community, local businesses and benefactors around the world. Recently, Fundación MIR opened a Dental Clinic for the students and their families, and employees. Over the summer, little ones from the primary school celebrated in a day camp at El Cacique and at Minitas beach. Throughout the year, Fundación MIR’s fundraising efforts ensure the education, healthcare, and happiness of the children of La Romana and provide them with a bright future.
In the ladies tennis tournament Mari Ginebra and Sofia Renedo matched off against Claudia Jackman and Lyanne Azqueta, Executive Director of the Fundación MIR who is not only a driving force behind the development and growth of the Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life but also for the foundation itself. Several of Casa de Campo’s youth also came out to support the event as they joined in a tennis clinic to improve their serves, swings and net play. Maybe in the future we will see them playing in the tournaments as well!
The winners of the 2016 Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life tennis tournament are as follows:
2016 Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life Tennis Winners!
Champions: Mari Ginebra & Sofia Renedo
Champions: Javier Perez Abreu & Diego Renedo
The Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life followed with a golf tournament Saturday afternoon and a dinner-dance gala on Minitas Beach that evening, where all winners throughout the day were awarded trophies. Stay tuned for the pictures to follow!! In the meantime, see the gallery of tennis below, taken by Alejandro Heredia:
Children’s Tennis Clinic:
Men’s Tennis Tournament: