North County Artist Gerrit Greve has created and donated the signature work of art for Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce World Championship XXXVII to be held at Dog Beach in Del Mar on July 15, with all proceeds benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad. Each year a local artist is chosen to create artwork for the championship, which is the centerpiece of the commemorative poster, t-shirt, and program journal. Gerrit is an internationally acclaimed fine artist whose paintings have been featured in many publications. Although painting is the usual artistic medium for the event, Gerrit chose to step out of his comfort zone and use photography instead. “Life has been good to me,” he said. “Being able to donate this unique artwork is my way of giving back, paying it forward.” To learn more about Gerrit and his other philanthropic efforts go to www.gerritgreve.com. For more information about the bocce championship visit www.beachbocce.com or email events@bgccarlsbad.org.