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Bocce Ball World Championship

A record 345 teams and more than 1,000 onlookers took over Dog Beach on July 17 for the 30th annual Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce Ball World Championship. The first event held 30 years ago raised about $500 for the Del Mar Lifeguard Association, significantly less than the $70,000 event organizers except to net this year. Lifeguards still receive a portion of the proceeds, but the major beneficiary is now the Carlsbad chapter of the Boys & Girls Club.