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This past weekend, the Fundación MIR Family Weekend For Life event was celebrated in the Casa de Campo resort in La Romana, Dominican Republic. The event which raised funds for the Fundación MIR charity, which provides education for children in the La Romana area, was well attended by many Casa de Campo villa owners, guests and vistiors, who enjoyed a fun day and a sparkling evening dinner gala.

The following is a brief summary of the Fundación MIR Family Weekend For Life event, accompanied by a selection of our photos, I will be following this article up with many more photos and a few more juicy details of each of the activities!

The day started at 9AM at the La Terraza Tennis Club in Casa de Campo, where competitors of the tennis tournament battled it out to become the champion of their category.

Competitors enjoy the tennis tournament at the La Terraza Tennis Club in Casa de Campo

Following the tennis, the golf tournament began at 1PM at the La Romana Country Club in Casa de Campo.

Golfers Peggy Goldberg and Lelloy Tamburini pose for a photo whilst Jose Berges tees off!

In the evening, the ‘Dancing for Life’ event was held at Casa de Campo’s gorgeous Minitas Beach – set up on the upper main beach area in between the beach bar and ‘La Palapa’ and it was gorgeous! Set below the palm trees, which glowed in green and blue lighting, guests were greeted by cocktails in the bar area before being seated for dinner.

Guests enjoyed a candle-lit dinner on Playa Minitas

During dinner, founder of the Fundación MIR, Lian Fanjul de Azqueta and President of the Fundación MIR, Lyanne Azqueta took to the stage to thank all the guests for their continued support. The ladies were joined on the stage by a group of graduating students from the Fundación MIR’s schools in La Romana who sang a beautiful song for the guests.

Lian Fanjul de Azqueta is joined by students of the Fundación MIR schools in La Romana

Following such a wonderful dinner, the dance floor quickly filled with couples, families and friends happy to dance the night away with live music from Coralis of Dos en la Via and later with the legendary DJ Gringo from Miami, whilst other guests enjoyed casino games by the Casino Diamante Hamaca from Bayahibe.

Peter Dolora and Mary-Lou dance the night away!

This event was, from start to finish fantastic and very much enjoyed by everyone who participated, there is no doubt that a great sum of money was raised to benefit the Fundacion MIR, a non-profit organization which works to provide eduction to the children and people of La Romana most in need. To read more about the Fundacion MIR, click here.

I will be publishing many more photos of this fantastic event soon!

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 Tecnica 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!

This article was written by Rebecca Hughes, editor of Casa de Campo Living and Casa de Campo’s entertainment specialist!

Rebecca Hughes, Editorial and Events Marketing
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