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Casa de Campo’s 22nd Annual Sugar Shooting tournament will be held this week, in Casa de Campo’s 245 acre tropical shooting grounds from April the 22nd to the 26th.
The annual Sugar Shooting tournament is part of the Sugar Open which also incorporates a golf tournament – the Sugar Golf tournament played last week on Casa de Campo’s Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore and Links golf courses. The proceeds from both tournaments are donated to the Fundacion MIR Charities.
The by-invitation-only event will take place on an open wild grass field and during tournaments up to 100 mechanical stations are set up simulating any bird that can be shot in the wild. The clay targets that mimic quails, partridges, ducks and other birds in flight are shot overhead and from various positions and distances.
The firing range’s dominant feature is the 110 foot high standing tower, one of the world’s tallest, which launches clays up to 45 yards into the sky! Considered one of the world’s most challenging sporting clay courses, its shooting venue includes trap, skeet, flyers and Columbaire as well as hunting for pheasant, partridge, quail, duck and other game birds, raised specifically for the activity.
The Fundacion MIR hosts a number of fundraising events annualy in Casa de Campo, the following are links to their recent activities:
Sugar Open 2010: Ladies Luncheon and MIR Bazaar at the La Romana Country Club
The Sugar Open 2010: golfing action on the Teeth of the Dog!
The Sugar Open 2010: opening cocktails at the Casa de Campo Yacht Club
The Sugar Open 2010: Dinner hosted by the Gonzalez-Bunster family
The Fundacion MIR’s Magical Splendor for Life Gala: breathtakingly glamourous!
Cartier Benefit at Casa Grande in aid of the Fundacion MIR and the Hogar del Niño
Fundación MIR celebrates another successful ‘Family Weekend for Life’ in Casa de Campo
Ladies Luncheon and Fashion show – Saturday 4th April
The Sugar Open 2009 – Opening Cocktails at The Victory club
22nd Annual Sugar Shooting Tournament
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!