Discover PB’s bocce ball tourney set to swing into action
by Adriane Tillman
Published - 04/29/10 - 01:49 PM | 4147 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Discover Pacific Beach decided to switch from a golf tournament fundraiser to bocce ball two years ago. Some may wonder why.

“Not everyone knows how to play golf,” said Discover PB program manager Sara Berns. “Bocce ball is really easy to learn. You can learn it in about two minutes and it doesn’t require a skill level but it’s still fun and entertaining.”

Discover Pacific Beach — which manages the area’s business improvement district — will host this year’s bocce ball tournament from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 8 at Kate Sessions Park.

Teams will play seven holes in a double elimination tournament. Miller Lite representatives will hand out beer and organizers said players are welcome to bring their own to one of the few city parks that still allows alcohol consumption. The Sandbar Sports Grill will provide lunch. Winning teams will receive prizes and everyone gets a raffle ticket for restaurant and spa gift certificates.

The tournament raises money for Discover PB’s activities including street cleaning, restaurant walks, its website operation and promotional campaigns of the community. The group aims to raise $4,000 this year from the tournament.

Twenty teams are signed up so far and there are 20 spaces still available. Teams need four to five players. The cost is $150 to register. Individuals can register for $40 to be placed on a team.

For more information about the tournament, sponsorship or donating raffle prizes, call (858) 273-3303 or visit
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