“Promoting better health and community through the sport of bocce.”
Organized as a non-profit public benefit corporation, the SYVBF was granted a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS in 2016. The Foundation has been committed to promoting the sport of bocce in the Santa Ynez Valley to enhance socialization, camaraderie, and health benefits to members of our community.
The SYVBF organized the inaugural “Moneyball Tournament” in 2017. This event was attended by members of the Santa Ynez Valley Bocce League, Solvang Recreation Bocce, as well as teams from Santa Barbara, Lompoc, and even San Pedro. Local players made new acquaintances and also had an opportunity to observe professional players from out of town. The tournament was well received and will become an annual event.
Two new board members were welcomed in 2018 and the goals and activities have been expanded to offer a wider variety of bocce experiences and more fully include members of all ages in our community.