Del Mar and Solana Beach have endorsed Rotary’s upcoming Bocce Festival and encouraged the community to attend and support this day of bocce, friends, and beer on Sunday, Sept. 30. Fun for all ages and abilities, it raises funds for numerous community and international charitable programs. It will be held at the Surf Cup Sports Park (the old Polo Fields) east of Del Mar.
In support of BocceFest San Diego, the cities will send teams to start the tournament and play a few competitive games for the honor of their respective cities. Del Mar’s Mayor Worden and Deputy Mayor Druker will play against Solana Beach’s Mayor Zito and Deputy Mayor Edson in an attempt to reverse Del Mar’s recent trend of losses to Solana Beach.
The public is invited to attend BocceFest for the day or any part of it. There is no entrance fee to watch the games and enjoy the day. Tokens for lunch and beer will be available for sale. Playing team and sponsorship registrations are invited. See boccefestsd.com for more information about the event.
BocceFest San Diego is hosted by Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary in its 22nd year of bocce tournament fundraisers. The two major beneficiaries of this year’s event are:
Just in Time for Foster Youth, which helps motivated young adults transition out of the Foster Care system and into becoming self-sufficient citizens and role models for others. (http://jitfosteryouth.org/)
Reality Changers, which provides 8th - 12th grade students from disadvantaged backgrounds with academic support, financial assistance, and leadership training to become first-generation college students. (http://realitychangers.org/)
The remaining proceeds will be invested in many other excellent and effective charitable programs.
Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary is a leadership organization of local business, professional and civic leaders, and others with an interest in service and personal growth. www.DMSBRotary.com.