SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The 19th Annual John Madden and Steve Mariucci “Battle of the Bay” Charity Bocce Tournament date is set for June 7th, 2017. The cause supports several local Bay Area Charitable Organizations including: Special Olympics Northern California, Juvenile Diabetes Research, local High School Football Programs and Mariucci Family Foundation.

“We are thrilled to have the ability to help some local charities and support the fantastic initiatives they are focused on here in the Bay Area” said John Madden. “It is more important than ever that we continue to help such extraordinary efforts in our backyard.”

“This was extremely rewarding to help these charities”, said Steve Mariucci. “We are proud to be serving our community and thankful of all the support we receive from local businesses to help us contribute to such great causes here in the Bay Area.”

The Northern California Special Olympics proceeds will help send local athlete delegations from Contra Costa and Alameda Counties to their flagship Summer Games at UC Davis this summer. The proceeds will also help to underwrite the costs of the Summer Games Bocce Venue.

Diabetes Research is near and dear to John Madden and the team. A portion of the proceeds go to support the Juvenile Diabetes Bionic Pancreas program, where they help design an artificial pancreas for those with Type-I diabetes.

Proceeds continue to support local high school programs in their efforts to encourage safety for athletes by funding the cost of new football helmets that comply with safety regulations. Foothill, Livermore, Dublin, Amador, Granada and Livermore Charter Prep High Schools.

The Mariucci Family Foundation, provided grants and delivered services to support underserved youth and their families by providing access to sports, recreational and therapeutic programs, nutrition, education, and healthcare. Prospective grantees of the Foundation include, but are not limited to, charities such as the Beacon House, Camp for the Stars, YMCA, School Programs and Athletic programs consistent with the Foundations charitable purposes, and more. For more information go to

Since its’ inception back in 1999, this event has raised millions for local and national charities. In recent years, the beneficiaries have been: Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Mariucci Family Foundation, Diabetic Youth Foundation, Easter Seals Kaleidoscope, Northern California Special Olympics, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, local High School Football Programs and more.

This exclusive high-level charity mixer brings together professional athletes, celebrities, dignitaries, and business leaders for a fun day of bocce, world-class wines and Campo di Bocce’s signature Italian cuisine. Not to mention, this event is the home of top-tier networking opportunities and media coverage. This is a great environment and great venue to have fun and connect with respected Bay Area affiliates and top sports figures. It is the only Bay Area charitable event that includes all six Bay Area Professional Sports Teams (Giants, A’s, 49ers, Raiders, Sharks, Warriors) contributing to the cause.

For more information on this year’s tournament, visit as the 19th annual tournament will take place on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017.

More about Title Sponsor Clear Channel Outdoor:

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More about Campo di Bocce:

Campo di Bocce of Livermore is a family-owned Italian restaurant and United States Bocce Federation affiliated Bocce Club located in the beautiful Livermore Valley Wine Country, Los Gatos & in Fremont, CA. Originating in Los Gatos in February 1997, the second location (Livermore, CA) opened its doors June 2006. This venue is the ultimate experience in dining and recreation, Campo di Bocce of Livermore offers eight World Class, State-of-the-Art bocce courts, traditional Italian cuisine, superb local wine list and friendly atmosphere of casual elegance. Escape to Italy in your own backyard – with dining indoors in any one of our spacious dining areas for outdoors with views of surrounding vineyards, Campo di Bocce of Livermore truly is an escape from the norm.