Bocce Ball has origins rooted in ancient Egypt over 5000 years ago. However, its long-lost cousin Beach Bocce is rooted firmly in San Diego, California. Every year, hundreds of participants swarm the beach to be a part of Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce World Championship where only a select few have gone down in history as first place winners. The contest show cases amateur Bocce lovers to no-nonsense training hardened fanatics. You will witness beach board shorts to decked out costume madness, and a large DHC Banner spanning tent post to tent post emulating a slight grin in the background. While the day brings joy, laughter, and competition, participants and sponsors bring hope and support to the local Boys and Girls Club, who receive the proceeds from the competition.

BOCCE 2021

DHC has been involved in this event since 2015 and a top sponsor since 2016. As a team we enjoy the comradery, competitiveness, and laid-back beach culture as well as the opportunity to give back to a great cause. Every year we invite members from other DHC offices to ensure we are sharing this tradition and team building opportunity. Given our high level, fast paced work environment, it is critical for our team to enjoy themselves outside of the office in a fun, stress-free way in order to provide a balance to our work-life arena. Each year we all join together on Saturday morning at 7am on the beach to compete and cheer each other on. Some members have even made it all the way to the semi-finals, lasting until the early afternoon. After the final toss is thrown, we all meet up for food, drinks, and games to end the night. This is just one of the many ways DHC invests in its team and the community outside of work. We strive to not only lead in our industry, but grow and develop people in our sphere of influence and beyond. The Bocce tournament creates a unique opportunity to give back to the community and invest in our internal DHC community. We are thankful that our company can donate and sponsor events like these. With each year as our company grows, DHC prioritizes ways to encourage our team to give back and not only grow individually, but to also strengthen and grow the communities in which they live. We feel that everyone has a role to play in bettering the world around them, and we want to make sure to lead by example. We hope our contribution makes a difference in the lives of those on the receiving end.