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. To date, LCC has 49 students registered in the program and has underwritten over 3000 free riding lessons. We have also started a swimming program. We have hired an accredited swimming instructor and currently have 21 students that participate in the program. To date the program has underwritten over 1000 swimming lessons.
LCC has a volunteer pool of over 50 participants.