Roll Against Poverty


The records just keep falling! The 2015 bocce tournament set a new record of $67,453 net dollars raised! These funds will support critical programs and services Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County offers to over 54,000 people living in poverty right here in our community.

Thank you to our sponsors, players, grazers, donors and volunteers for
helping to make the tournament the best ever!

To see photos of the event click here.

Interested in participating in 2016?
Please contact Myra Kaelin at
or call (408) 325-5250.

A Growing Tradition

For the past seven summers a group of fun-loving, wine-drinking, cigar-smoking, bocce enthusiast of all levels have gathered for friendly competition, dinner, drinks, games, auctions and shenanigans of all sorts in the name of a good cause.

They fill Campo di Bocce with 32 teams for the Catholic Charities ‘Roll Against Poverty’ tournament and dinner.

Some are serious about bocce but all are serious about fun and helping Catholic Charities raise funds for poverty alleviation right here in Santa Clara County.

So brush up on a few Italian words (Can you say pallino?) and become part of the growing tradition that has helped raise needed funds to break the cycle of poverty.

Campo di Bocce

Nestled in the heart of Los Gatos, Campo di Bocce features superb traditional Italian cuisine as well as world-class Bocce.

Amid vine covered arbors and cypress trees are eight bocce courts, the pro and rookie alike can appreciate the scenery and beauty of the site.  Enjoy the beautiful outdoor patio where you can dine on traditional Italian cuisine, relax with friends and, of course, play a little Bocce.

The game and sport of bocce has survived the ages. Evolving from its earliest known origins in Egypt circa 5200 B.C. to its current place today among players spanning the globe, bocce truly is a sport for the masses.




The Beneficiaries

The funds raised at the annual bocce tournament support over 40 programs Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County provides to over 54,000 individuals and families of all cultures and beliefs struggling to overcome poverty. 

These programs help move people from poverty to self-sufficiency by providing housing, education, employment, and older adult and behavioral health services for the poor and marginalized here in our community.

Title Sponsors

The Gentzkow Family



Tournament Sponsors