Preparations are in full swing for the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary’s 18th Annual Turf Bocce Ball Tournament at the Del Mar Horse Park on March 23. Everyone is encouraged to save the date for this annual fundraiser and family day, targeted to raise over $50,000 for youth and humanitarian programs. Rotary Club members are currently signing up sponsors and auction donors. The title sponsor is the Essick-Sims Wealth Management Group at Merrill Lynch, but other sponsors are still needed, from court sponsor to VIP sponsor.

“Although many people have said that they don’t know how to play bocce, it is amazing how only a few games will lead them to want a bocce set for a birthday or holiday present,” said Vicky Mallett, Bocce Tournament 2014

All proceeds raised by the bocce tournament go to worthy activities, most of which benefit youth programs. This year, the two major beneficiaries are Reality Changers and Just In Time.

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