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The Sugar Open 2010: Dinner hosted by the Gonzalez-Bunster family

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Sugar open 2010, Alfie and Lian - casa de campo living

Last week from Wednesday the 7th of April through to Saturday the 10th of April the Sugar Open golf tournament was played on Casa de Campo’s famous golf courses and to co-incide with the golf a number of evening dinners and cocktails took place.

On Friday evening the 9th of April, following the first day of the actual tournament, Monica and Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster hosted a dinner at their gorgeous Casa de Campo home.

During the day on Friday the more than 150 teams competing in the Sugar Open played on Casa de Campo’s Links, Teeth of the Dog and Dye Fore golf courses, all world famous courses designed by Pete Dye. And so following a successful day’s play (for some) the dinner at the Gonzalez-Bunster’s was a welcome way to relax and unwind and mentally prepare for the second and final day of the competition on the Saturday.

sugar open - casa de campo living

Every year during the Sugar Open, the Gonzalez-Bunster’s host this special dinner for the players and their partners and as always this year’s dinner was wonderful; with ‘churri-pan’ (delightful hotdogs) passed around for an appetizer and stone-baked pizza and roast beef cooked in the Bunster’s own pizza oven and BBQ area.

Much to the amusement and the surprise of the guests, the host of the evening Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster was actually cutting and serving the meat himself!

Rolando, Sugar Open - casa de Campo Living

The daughter of Monica and Rolando; Carolina Gonzalez-Bunster has founded her own charity – the Walkabout Foundation, which aims to spread the message across 
continents and educate thousands of people on Spinal Cord Injury, and make a real financial
 contribution in the fight against paralysis. To read more about the Walkabout Foundation, click here and to read about the Walkabout Foundation in Haiti, click here.

Here are my photos of the evening:

The Sugar Open Golf Tournament is held every year in aid of the Fundacion MIR, a non-profit organization which works to provide eduction and health services to the children and people of La Romana most in need. To read a little about the history of the tournament, click here.

More articles on the rest of the Sugar Tournament activities – coming soon!

The Fundacion MIR hosts a number of fundraising events annualy in Casa de Campo, the following are links to their recent activities:

The Sugar Open 2010: opening cocktails at the Casa de Campo Yacht Club
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

If you would like to learn more about the Fundacion MIR please 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!

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