More than 250 players, friends and volunteers played or watched bocce Oct. 9 on 30 courts laid out on Del Mar Horsepark’s grand prix field during Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary’s 20th Annual Bocce Ball Tournament, raising more than $45,000, according to a press release from event organizers.
The event benefitted Just in Time for Foster Youth, Reality Changers and other youth, community, military and international programs.
Solana Beach’s team of Mayor David Zito and Councilwoman Ginger Marshall and Del Mar’s team of Mayor Sherryl Parks and Deputy Mayor Terry Sinnott started the tournament by demonstrating the game of bocce. The Solana Beach team won, but Mayor Parks promised to relinquish the “Mayor’s Trophy” it had won last year and deliver it to Mayor Zito, according to the release.
The day was capped by Rancho Computer Network’s team of Bill Durney and Michael Irvin prevailing over Pacific Southwest Realty Services’ team of Lesley and Paul Sagar to win the overall tournament championship. Anika Spenser and Joseph Legotte of Mesa Rim Climbing & Fitness Center won the Consolation bracket.