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LCC’s 2015 Annual Fundraiser— So Many Great Ways You Can Participate!

If you haven’t heard, the 7th Annual Las Campanas Compadres Triathlon and Kids’ Race is on Labor Day, September 7 at 8 a.m.

There are several ways you can plan ahead and participate in the 2015 annual LCC fundraiser to make it the most successful series of events ever.

First, here’s how you REGISTER to swim, bike and run:

Go to: 

It’s easy! Click on the “Register Now! green button.

LCC 2015 eannounce

or go directly to:

It’s always more fun when there’s a crowd to cheer on the athletes. Join us for the race day excitement on Labor Day Monday, September 7th, at 8 a.m., 90 Clubhouse Drive at the Las Campanas Fitness, Tennis and Spa Facility.

VOLUNTEERS are always needed for race day.

Volunteers help sign in registered athletes and keep triathlon participants safe by directing traffic. Volunteer are posted on race routes to help participants stay on course. Go to the LCC website to volunteer for the Triathlon and Kids’ Race at:


Help LCC reach the 2015 $95,000 budget goal and make the Las Campanas Compadres 2015 annual fundraiser the most successful ever.
Donate, or raise funds by  joining the LCC FOUNDER’S CROWDRISE team at:

ONLINE AUCTION — The online display/listing of  items  will  soon be ready for your perusal and bidding (August thru September).
Fabulous items have been donated by LCC friends who wish to  provide a means for auction bidders to purchase wonderful items while supporting a worthwhile cause.

Very soon, you’ll find travel packages, exquisite jewelry, beautiful artwork, delicious dining, and extraordinary goods and services at:

Save the date!!!
EVENT: ANNUAL PASTA DINNER, Sunday, September 6, The Torreon Portal

It takes place on the evening before the Triathlon at THE CLUB AT LAS CAMPANAS (sumptuous food by their award-winning Club chef.)
Watch the LCC Website for Reservation Details (August) (

LCC  is pleased to announce that the pasta dinner keynote motivational speaker is Tove Shere this year. Tove has over thirty years’ experience coaching athletes at all levels, ages, and disciplines. She is an eight-time member of USA Triathlon World Championship teams with three times as an All-American. She is also a three-time USA Cycling National Champion in Cyclocross and Silver Medalist at Worlds.

Your support in any area of the LCC fundraiser provides the ability for Las Campanas Compadres to continue offering no-fee riding and swimming lessons for people with special needs. Your participation in any part of this year’s multi-faceted annual fundraiser will contribute to making a positive difference in the lives of LCC students and their families.

You ARE the generous people who help people reach new heights!

July 11, 2015 at 8:21 PM Leave a comment

Labor Day LCC Mini-Tri Re-cap

The day dawned ethereal; a perfect, genteel lady.  She wore a lace-cloud mantilla. With her delicate fan she wafted a cool, high desert perfume over the Mini-triathlon swimmers, bicyclists and runners.

At The Club at Las Campanas Fitness, Tennis and Spa, the excitement of the morning electrically threaded its way throughout those thoroughly focused and intent on organizing, racing, or cheering.

Marathoners were registered, numbered and marked by 7:45 a.m.  Swimmers formed a queue to begin the three-event Mini-triathlon. Bicycling team mates were tagged by swimmers and left from the fenced bicycle “cage” for that portion of the marathon.  As bicyclists returned, runners sprinted off for the final 3.03-mile event of the marathon.

Once the final marathon runner returned, as if on cue, the morning’s genteel lady departed and her boisterous, bright sister graced the crowd with hearty joy and sunshine for the awards ceremony. Images were captured of the smiling faces of yellow-clad volunteers, victorious marathon participants, and the LCC families they Club Frontall were supporting.

Photographs of the Las Campanas Compadres 5th annual 2013 Mini-Triathlon are shared on the LCC website (  Click the tab “Events and Photos” to see the Mini-Tri’s images stored on “Shutterfly”.

The Las Campanas Compadres Facebook page has additional images of the Labor Day annual fundraising events, including the Pasta Dinner. You can see those at  in the “photos” section.

Culminating on Mini-Tri Day is the spirit of caring for and giving to others, which propels the intense and detailed machinations of well-organized teamwork.

Perhaps the profound thanks (which truly is beyond words) to the many people who make the annual fundraiser become a successful reality, (The Club at Las Campanas staff, financial sponsors, auction donors, organizers, volunteers, and the race participants) is best expressed in the happy, proud, and carefree faces of the riders and swimmers who take part in the Las Campanas Compadres programs all year round.  When you give of yourself, these special people are able to achieve goals that make their lives richer, fuller and more meaningful.

September 22, 2013 at 10:42 AM Leave a comment

What’s Behind the Las Campanas Compadres Annual Labor Day Fundraising Event?

The culmination of aVisionary great deal of effort results in each Las Campanas Compadres Mini-Tri Day.  It takes an immense quantity of time and an army of people organizing, donating, and volunteering to make LCC’s annual charity event happen. A myriad of to-do’s are divided between many dedicated people to create and host a successful fundraising event.

Planning meetings begin early in the year. Las Campanas graciously agrees to host the events. Posters, letters, flyers are designed. Andie Talmadge takes on the job to be the organizing agent of the Mini-Tri.  As summer approaches, communication erupts, and the public starts to hear about the LCC Labor Day event.  World-class auction items are generously donated by sponsors.  T-shirts and goody bags are ordered. The pasta dinner is arranged at the Club at Las Campanas. The LCC home page, blog, and Facebook sites are updated. Word gets out via e-mail, online, newsletters, newspaper articles, mailings, radio, community outreach, and by word of mouth.

Once a year, people are asked to financially support LCC programs to keep therapeutic riding and swimming programs free to the disabled students who benefit from the lessons year-round.  The LCC website at has an easy “Donate via Paypal” link, and the address at Las Campanas Compadres, Inc., 15 Buckskin Circle, Santa Fe, NM 87505, is the destination for mailed-in donations.

An exciting new fundraising facet entered the scene for this, the 5th annual Las Campanas Compadres Mini-Triathlon.  Las Campanas Compadres founders, Lawrence and Suzanna Becerra, introduced a new and easy avenue for LCC supporters and fundraisers to reach out to family, friends, and business associates.  They tapped into a creditable and proven online fundraising site called “CrowdRise” and created a Mini-Tri fundraising site at: .

For the first time this year, using CrowdRise, LCC fundraisers (Mini-Tri teams, LCC families, local businesses, and Las Campanas personnel) set up their individual area on the Becerra’s LCC Mini-Tri site. They raise funds for LCC programs by directing their family and friends to the website so donors can easily make monetary contributions to the online Las Campanas Mini-Tri Fundraiser CrowdRise site.

The Las Campanas Compadres Mini-Tri weekend is about people coming together to support a positive and worthwhile 501-C3 organization.  An excited and enthusiastic crowd of people gather early on Labor Day to watch and cheer for the marathoners who arduously swim, bicycle or run for an excellent cause.  The people who assemble at the Club at Las Campanas by 8 a.m. on Labor Day are there to race, to volunteer to help the morning run smoothly, and to enthusiastically cheer each competitor on.

The enormous team effort and work behind the annual Mini-Triathlon assures that Lawrence and Suzanna Becerra’s vision of “People Helping People Reach New Heights” continues to be a reality. In essence, their vision becomes a reality each and every time Dave and Karen teach a therapeutic swimming or riding lesson and volunteers help a disabled student succeed to reach their goals and have fun in a beautiful setting.

The spirit of the annual LCC Mini-Tri is the satisfying essence of celebration, community, and good will. Those who have donated time, energy, and financial resources care about the goals of Las Campanas Compadres. Their fine, combined efforts benefit each disabled participant and the families of LCC.

Cheers to all who have given of themselves and have already made the 2013 LCC Mini-Triathlon fundraiser a success!

September 1, 2013 at 8:38 AM Leave a comment

This time YOU Benefit: Reduction in Auction Prices!

Reduced Prices on Auction Items Alert!Sharing the Vision

Go to the Las Campanas Compadres website to bid on the fundraiser  world class Auction Items

Please  place your bids today at:

Several  prices have been newly- reducted!

United Airline  Tickets – Buyout price $7000

Sun Valley  (one week stay)– Start at $1500  Buy out $2500

Lake Como (one week stay)– Buyout $2000

Jewel Mark Gift Certificate –  Start at $800  Buyout $1200

Kirk Hughey Paintings – Start at $5000  Buyout $7500

Jack Roberts Painting – Buyout price $3500

Las Campanas Golf & Dinner for Four at The Club at Las Campanas – Start at $350 Buyout $650

Constellation Electronic Certificates – Buyout price on all of them $650

Boniface  & Associates Architectural Services– Start at $300 Buyout $500

Mercedes Benz of Santa Fe Gift Certificate – Start at $300  Buyout $500

Wines (A six pack of three iconic Italian Brunello di Montalcino -2 each) – Start at $400 buyout $650

Auction ends 6:00pm September 7th

Funds raised through this on-line auction support Las Campanas Compadres programs which provide no-fee therapeutic swimming and horse-back riding lessons for people with disabilities. Your bids help LCC programs stay strong and grow to service more disabled people in the Santa Fe community.

August 29, 2013 at 9:57 AM Leave a comment

Help LCC by Becoming a Sponsor or Recruiting Mini-Tri Sponsors

To discover how you can be a sponsor or recruit sponsors, or for more information about the Labor Day Mini Triathlon,

Please visit the new Las Campanas Compadres website:

Call Lawrence or Suzanna  Becerra at 505-820-2707, or

E-mail queries to


Platinum Sponsor: $2,500

  • Ability to display banners, posters, and flyers at finish line of event
  • Presence (booth or canopy) at Starting/Finishing line of event
  • Sponsors logo on all t-shirts and posters
  • Mention on  LCC website
  • Table for eight at pre-event pasta dinner at the Club at Las Campanas
  • Recognition as platinum sponsor at awards ceremony
  • 4 complimentary race registrations

Gold Sponsor: $1,500

  • Sponsors logo on all t-shirts and posters
  • Start line banner position at race
  • Table for six at pre-event pasta dinner at the Club at Las Campanas
  • Mention on LCC website
  • Recognition at awards ceremony
  • 3 complimentary race registrations

Silver Sponsor: $1,000

  • Sponsors logo on all t-shirts and posters
  • Table for four at pre-event pasta dinner at the Club at Las Campanas
  • Mention on LCC website
  • Recognition at awards ceremony
  • 2 complimentary race registration

Bronze Sponsor: $500

  • Sponsors logo on all t-shirts and posters
  • Mention on LCC website
  • Recognition at awards ceremony
  • 1 complimentary race registration

Copper Sponsor: $250

  • Sponsor’s logo on all posters
  • Mention on LCC website
  • Recognition at awards ceremony

 Friend of Las Campanas Compadres: Less Than $250

May 23, 2012 at 10:14 AM Leave a comment

Amazon Link to Benefit Las Campanas Compadres!

Let  Las Campanas Compadres show you how to support our efforts to improve the lives of the challenged individuals we serve.
Shop on by using the link below and we receive 6+% of what you spend.
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March 1, 2012 at 9:02 AM Leave a comment

Lifted Up

Your efforts to support Las Campanas Compadres through our Albertsons Community Card project or by ordering items through our website’s home page links, (please see: is certainly appreciated. We want to encourage you to plan on taking part in the Labor Day Mini-Triathlon this year on September 3, as well.

Fund raising and donation dollars are definitely used in meaningful ways at Las Campanas Compadres.  Equipment for people with disabilities usually comes with a hefty price tag.

In the blog last week, we  mentioned the approximately $7,000 assistive technology device Las Campanas Compadres purchased and installed in 2011 for the riding program with raised funds and community contributions.  The SureHands Lift and Care System also enabled LCC  to invite the “Horses for Heroes NM ” returning  U.S. veterans-now-cowboys, to join LCC riders to enjoy the facilities at the Las Campanas Equestrian Center on Mondays.

Your contributions and  participation in LCC  fundraising projects continue to provide safe and innovative technology for the physically-challenged men, women and children who enjoy the Las Campanas Compadres programs.  We thank you!

LCC Riding Program's Sure Hands Lift

February 15, 2012 at 4:34 PM 1 comment

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