Posted by Sanjiv Prabhakaran on Oct 04, 2019
BocceFest San Diego event turned out to be a grand success with the help pf all the members. The unofficial count is that we had over 300 people show up at the event.
As always we had the Del Mar and Solana Beach Mayors kick-off the event. Below are some random pics from the event. Enjoy!
In the end we had a very exciting Finals round that lasted a long time. And the day ended with a whole bunch or hot-air balloons taking off from the field nearby :-). A beautiful sight!
## BocceFest Meeting Updates:
The Bocce management team provided some initial updates (not final yet) on the results of the fund-raising as follows:
Unofficial count says that over 300 people attended the event.
Sponsorships collected was about $57,000 (last year was $52,000). This was primarily due to the 3rd Premier Sponsor this year.
Donations = $500
Auction = $8,300
Raffe = $2,000
Beer sales = $4,000 (Nickels + Sales)
Independent Teams = $1,600
Registered Teams = 124, which means at least 248 people on the field playing Bocce Ball!
Bill gave his 1-minute talk on why he joined Rotary.
Finally we had a grand presentation by Charlotte - THE GOLDEN BOCCIES :-). She came up with some creative awards for each member that provided some unique experiences at the event. Herb announced that the biggest GOLDEN BOCCE award goes to Charlotte for her tireless efforts in marketing, organization and Auction setup :-).