Day for Bocce

The Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club hosted its 20th Annual Bocce Ball Tournament at the Del Mar Horsepark’s Grand Prix field in early October. Over 250 participants, friends, and volunteers played or watched bocce on 30 courts, raising over $40,000 for Just In Time for Foster Youth, Reality Changers, and other programs that serve youth, the community, and military veterans. The family-friendly event included breakfast, lunch, a silent auction, children’s activities, and lots of fun for everyone involved.

Solana Beach Mayor David Zito and Councilmember Ginger Marshall along with Del Mar Mayor Sherryl Parks and Deputy Mayor Terry Sinnott began the tournament by demonstrating the game of bocce. The competition was stiff, but the Solana Beach team ultimately won bragging rights until next year. Mayor Parks promised to relinquish the Mayor’s Trophy that the Del Mar team had won last year and deliver it to Mayor Zito. 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.

Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary is a leadership organization made up of local business, professional, and civic leaders, as well as others with a heart for service. Members meet regularly to combine talents, form friendships, and do good things for the community and the world. Learn more at