The CBCA Bocce Committee is excited to announce a proposal for a major upgrade to the courts We propose to install 5,000 sq. ft. of pavers around the courts.
Anyone who has seen driveways and patios with pavers knows that they greatly increase the aesthetic appeal of the area. Plus they will help to reduce pebbles and debris from gtetting on the courts.
This project will be partially funded through the sale of engraved pavers.
Three sizes of personalized pavers will be available for $200, $400 and $600 (early pre-order discount before 12/31/18).
No one who plays in this league goes home without carrying bocce dust on their clothes, in their cars, and on the carpet.
We can’t help this for the courts but the majority of dust comes from the material surrounding the courts.
Since we replaced the material around the courts last year everyone has been impacted by pebbles carried onto the courts ruining what would have been the greatest bocce shot of all time.
Also last year we did a major cleaning of the court furniture and within a day of putting it all back in place they were covered in dust and looked like they had never been cleaned.
But another reason why pavers make sense is that they will GREATLY improve the look of the courts.
We know we already have the nicest setting for courts in Contra Costa County.
Pavers will take us to a whole new level.
Pavers will be easier to clean, improve drainage, and allow us to recover the grounds more quickly after it rains (you’re welcome, Fall League).
Pavers come in numerous colors, textures, and design arrangements.
We haver arranged the installation of a 10’ x 10’ mockup installation for the courts so people can get an idea of what pavers and paver patterns are possible.
We are working with a major manufacturer of pavers (Basalite) and will retain a well-qualified installer who takes pride in their work.
Best of all we do not propose to raise league team fees in order to pay for this project.
Our proposal to CBCA will be that CBCA agrees to fund a maximum of $65,000 toward this project IF and only when the Bocce Committee first secures commitments to raise at least 35% ($35,000 based on a project cost of $100,000).
In order to do this we propose to sell engraved pavers in three sizes (see below). If you have ever purchased an engraved brick at Disneyland, AT&T Park, the Clayton Library or Clayton Historical Society then you know what we mean.
We propose to sell three sizes of pavers for $200, $400, and $600 respectively, with an early-bird discount for reservations placed before December 31.
The amount of engraving will obviously be tied to the size of the paver.
These will be heavy duty (driveway quality) pavers.
Click below to sign up for a personalized paver. You do not have to pay at this time.
We won’t need the money until February 2019 and only after we have finalized (and you have approved) the lettering, font size, character and number of lines.
One of the most exciting aspects of having engraved pavers will be to honor each of our past (and future) league champions.
As many of you know the Clayton Bocce League actually started in 2002 at Newhall Park in Concord, where we played for eleven years until bocce came to Clayton.
As part of this project we will be setting aside a special champions section of the courts. Every past league champion will have a paver, going back to 2002.
What’s more, every future league champion will be awarded an engraved paver (think Hollywood Walk of Fame and you get the idea).
Every league champion will be remembered forever on these courts.
We all know that bocce is a social anchor in Clayton and is something that has made downtown Clayton a destination.
We all love coming in off Oak Street at night to see dozens of people gathering under the lights, putting aside the stress of the day, to enjoy a couple of hours of social and competitive fun.
We have players less than 10 years old and older than 90. We provide a social and (yes its true) athletic outlet for hundreds of couples who would otherwise be sitting home watching television.
We are a destination for social gatherings, birthday parties, wedding parties, anniversary parties, graduation parties, corporate team building events, and high quality tournaments.
2018 even marked our first biker gathering, where enough leather was on the courts to cover where we plan to put pavers!