August – November


What is Bocce?

Bocce is an Italian game. The basic principle of the sport is to roll a bocce ball closest to the target ball, which is called a palina. Bocce as a Special Olympics sport provides people with special needs the opportunity to have social contact, develop physically, and to gain self-confidence. Next to soccer and golf, bocce is the third most participated sport in the world.

Special Olympics Pennsylvania – Philadelphia currently offers Doubles and Unified Doubles. 

Training Schedule

DayStart DateTimeLocationAddressSite Contact
Sunday 11:30-1 pmCafe Michangelo11901 Bustleton AvenueCarole Canady
Friday 6 – 8 pmCecil B. Moore Rec Center2251 N. 22nd St.Myra Ausberry
Saturday 11-1 pmEast Passyunk Community Ctr.10th & Mifflin Sts.Michelle Cordell

*Training site recommended for all athletes, but especially for younger athletes, ages 8-15

Events for Competition:

  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • Team Competition (4 players/team)
  • Unified Sports Doubles (2 players/team)
  • Unified Sports Team (4 players/team)

Competition Schedule

Athletes training for at least 8 weeks in our Fall sports are eligible to compete in these tournaments: 

  • Area M Fall Classic Invitational (Hershey Middle School)
  • Eastern Fall Sectional (DeSales University)
  • Fall Festival (Villanova University)

Rules and Regulations


Some of our favorite photos: