Las Campanas Compadres, Inc. (LCC) was founded by Lawrence and Suzanna Becerra in May, 2007. The original idea was to start a program devoted to people with special needs and to elicit the co-operation of Las Campanas in utilizing the club’s world class facilities. The program is made possible through Las Campanas’ generous offer of the use of their beautiful equestrian and swimming facilities, and the enthusiastic response from the Las Campanas community to support the program through the donation of valuable volunteer time.
We initiated our activities with a riding program. We hired a NAHRA (North American Handicap Riders Association) rated instructor, organized a pool of volunteers, and developed a therapeutic program. We then started a therapeutic swimming program run by Dave Caldwell. The program has over 100 registered students and underwrites approximately 1,500 lessons per year. To date we have underwritten over 8000 free riding and swimming lessons.