Bill Walton, Roberto Vigilucci & Carlsbad Kids

by The Editors on January 17, 2019

Pictured (L to R): Bill Walton, Chad Nelson, Greg Nelson, Brad Holland

Vigilucci’s Trattoria in Leucadia was the host of an exclusive dinner on Monday night. Back in September, a dinner for ten with Bill Walton was auctioned off at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s annual Gala. It sold for $10,000 – and was so popular that a second dinner was added and sold immediately.

Local Carlsbadistan and Club alum Greg Nelson bought the dinner, and invited ten of his CHS and SDSU “basketball boys” to join him for the special evening. “The dinner and service was off the charts,” enthused Greg. “Bill was entertaining, and we all had a great time talking hoops – a real night to remember!”

For all the details, please follow the jump.

“Bill has his heart in the right place,” said Boys & Girls Club CEO Brad Holland. “He was so generous in offering up not only one, but two dinners to our highest bidders. The money raised will go a long way in helping Carlsbad’s kids.”

Vigilucci’s Executive Chefs Dana Sills, Victor Ibarra, and their team were thrilled and honored to be the chefs de cuisine, and they laid out an impressive array of culinary delights along with wine from Vigilucci’s cellars. Local florist Perfect Petals provided beautiful centerpiece arrangements for the evening.

“North County is a lovely place to call home. It’s natural to want to give back to a community that has been so kind to us over the years,” said Roberto Vigilucci. “As we celebrate our 25th anniversary this year, I am also very grateful to our loyal, passionate and talented staff which help us carry out our mission of making beautiful food and providing a great experience.”

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad has played an integral role in the Carlsbad community since 1952, providing programs and services to thousands of young people. Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad invites you to tour their Clubhouses, and see how lives are changed on a daily basis. The organization is 100% funded by local donors. For more information, call (760) 729-0207, email, or visit

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: