Bocce ball championship a success

Produced by North County Athletic Association, Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce Ball Championship XVIII held July 12 at Dog Beach in Del Mar, attracted over 1,000 people for a day filled with sun, food, fun, and beach bocce ball action. A sold out crowd of 300 teams participated in this year’s event. The event raised nearly $50,000 this year, and has raised nearly $450,000 since the championship’s inception. Beneficiaries included Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, as well as the Del Mar Lifeguard Association. Above: John Manson, left, and T. Pat Stubbs, right, of the North County Athletic Association, present a check to Del Mar Public Services Director Pat Vergne, for the Del Mar Lifeguard Association.