Mini-Tri 2012—Thanks from Lawrence and Suzanna

September 5, 2012 at 7:20 PM Leave a comment

Dear Athletes and Volunteers,

Our 4th Annual Mini Tri was a great success this year thanks to the hard work and dedication of our board, volunteers, The Club at Las Campanas staff, corporate sponsors, and individual donors. We trust you had a great time and that you will sign up again for next year’s event.

Our event raises money for our charity, Las Campanas Compadres, Inc. LCC offers free riding and swimming lessons for people with special needs. Since inception we have underwritten over 3,500 lessons and are on track to underwrite approximately 1,200 per year. Please go to our website learn more about us and how you can help.

This year we had 130 mini tri participants, up from 120 last year. We used a professional organizer, FIT FUNdamentals, to organize the event and they did a great job. We also had an announcer, Chad, who kept the energy level high all morning by conducting interviews with participants and volunteers alike. The atmosphere can only be described as high energy, and we think a good time was had by all.

There were 11 special needs teams this year, up from three last year. Suzanna and I want to especially thank David Loan, General Manager; Andrew Nichols, Executive Chef; Tony Blankenship, Sous Chef; Jason Epstein, Director of Golf Operations; Tom Egelhoff, Director of Agronomy; and Todd Shaw, Fitness and Tennis Director, for pairing up with one of our students and giving them the chance to participate in the race. This is a big deal for them and can only be accomplished if you have people less concerned about winning and more concerned about giving. That being said, congratulations to Jason and his team “The Goof Balls” for coming in second place in the special needs team category with a time of 1:09:14.

Suzanna and I also want to especially thank all of this year’s volunteers. An event of this size is not possible unless a lot of people work together with a singular purpose in mind. They did a tremendous job and were the reason the event went off without a hitch. Many of them stated the day at 5:30 AM and their energy and enthusiasm never flagged. We can only hope that you all step up to the plate again next year.

Congratulation to this year’s overall winners in the following categories. Their names will be inscribed on this year’s trophy that was generously crafted and donated by our very own Rosa Silbert. Look for it at the Hacienda. Individual and team times can be found by going to

Category                                               Name                                   Time


Overall Male                                         Scott Valdez                          56:02

Overall Female                                     Laura Sullivan                      1:10:52

Overall Veteran                                    Matthew Hall                          59:46

Overall Junior                                       Ethan Melvin                          59:31

Overall Team                                        Merrill Lynch                         52.52

Overall COED Team                            Team D’Alfonso                  1:01:01

Overall Special Needs Team                 Team Santi                          1:05:40

Once again, thank you to all of our participants and we hope to see you again next year.

Kind Regards,

Lawrence & Suzanna Becerra

Founders, Las Campanas Compadres, Inc.

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