Archive for March, 2014

Second Chance! You Can Still Listen to the Radio Podcast

Lawrence Becerra’s interview starts around fifteen minutes into the 3-18-14 morning program hosted by Rey Post.

He did a very good job framing the “who, what, when & where” of Las Campanas Compadres and the 2014 Labor Day fundraising event.


Lawrence Becerra Speaks---Listen In!

Lawrence Becerra Speaks—Listen In!

(Control Click on the link below to go to the “Rey Post Sits in for Julia Goldberg” site):


March 18, 2014 at 6:09 PM Leave a comment

Tues. 3/18/14 — LCC on Santa Fe’s Most Popular Morning Radio Show

Please Listen In!

Time to Tune In!

Time to Tune In!


At 8:14 a.m.,  on Tuesday, March 18, 2014,  Lawrence Becerra will be one of Rey Post’s many interesting guests on the morning radio program.

Lawrence will tell the listening audience about Las Campanas Compadres programs and the exciting details about the 2014 annual fundraising Labor Day event: the LCC Triathlon/Super Sprint.

Tune in to KVSF 101.5-FM 



Hear the show streaming online at


March 15, 2014 at 3:15 PM Leave a comment

Susan Sumner and Las Campanas Compadres

By Lawrence Becerra, Chairman, Las Campanas Compadres

Las Companas CompadresLas Campanas Compadres offers therapeutic riding and swimming lessons to people with special needs at the world class facilities of The Club at Las Campanas. Lessons are free and 100 percent supported by private donations.

The program is made possible through the generous support of volunteers who work with our accredited instructors: Karen Evans, our riding instructor and Dave Caldwell, our swimming instructor. Each lesson is a 1/2 hour private tutorial lesson. Volunteers can be asked to be a side walker, lead walk a horse, help students get prepared for their riding and swimming lesson, and just be helpful in general. No experience is necessary – just a big heart.

The positive therapeutic effects of hippo therapy for people with special needs are substantial.  LCC’s transferring/lifting equipment makes the riding experience safer. While LCC’s volunteer side-walkers help the rider with positioning and balance throughout the lesson, the riding program’s special adaptive saddle is supportive enough to allow riders to sit on the horse without a back rider. The LCC swim program offers students a creative way to simultaneously strengthen and relax their bodies.

Susan Sumner has been a volunteer since the inception of the program in 2007.  She also serves as an LCC board member. Susan’s disposition is engaging and allows her to connect with the students and parents to make the most of their experience.

“I originally volunteered as I grew up riding horses and believed this would get me back to the barn.  It couldn’t have been further from the truth…although I certainly got back to the barn and to the pool, my experiences with the students and their families was truly life altering.  I began the first lesson feeling as if I was giving back, but what I received from the joy we share with the students when they connect to the horses gave me so much more.   My entire perspective changed.  I realized that these special needs students certainly have challenges in their day to day lives, but their abilities, determination and perspective provide lessons for all of us as we approach our own challenges.  John Romero and his parents, without question, are my heroes.  Not a week goes by that I am not thankful for all they and this program have given me.

The great part of this program is that the commitment on the part of the volunteers is really flexible.  You can commit 30 minutes once a month, or one hour each week…it is really based on your availability.  Whether we are part of riding or swimming lessons, we can take a few minutes each week to interact with these students.  It is not only rewarding…it is fun.”

For the past five years Las Campanas Compadres has held a triathlon fund raising event on the grounds of The Club at Las Campanas. This year’s event will feature a sprint tri for adults and a mini tri for juniors. This is the charity’s only fund raising event and its success ensures the continuation of this worthwhile program. This year’s event will be held on Labor Day, September 1. Expectations are for 200 participants.

To learn more about the event, or the program and how you can help, please visit, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing therapeutic riding and swimming instruction to people with special needs.  Las Campanas Compadres is being profiled as part of the All Things Real Estate “Unique Destinations” series.

This article is one of many interesting articles from the All Things Real Estate Newsletter/Blog at:

March 6, 2014 at 5:04 PM Leave a comment

A Voice for LCC Volunteers Speaks

And the Oscar goes to the Las Campanas Compadres Volunteers for the “Best Supporting Professionals of a Worthwhile Charity”…

Along with the Academy Awards, March 2nd marked  the first Sunday of the month  when Rey Post features Las Campanas Compadres on his  “All Things Real Estate” radio broadcast.  Susan Sumner, Las Campanas Compadres volunteer since 2007, and board member, speaks eloquently when she describes  how necessary and important volunteers are to the LCC programs.  She explains that there is a wide-array of volunteer opportunities– without an extensive time commitment– for LCC’s year-round  therapeutic programs and also for the Labor Day LCC Triathlon/Super Sprint.

The March 2nd podcast can be heard at:

To  focus directly on Susan’s six-minute commentary, she is introduced by Rey Post at 29:18 into the broadcast.

Las Campanas Compadres appreciates Susan Sumner and every one of the volunteers who give of themselves to be a critical part of the  therapeutic programs which provide  no-fee lessons to people of all ages with disabilities.

LCC Volunteers--Winners All

LCC Volunteers–Winners All




March 3, 2014 at 11:44 AM Leave a comment

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