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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.
|Day||Start Date||Time||Location||Address||Site Contact|
|Sunday||11:30-1 pm||Cafe Michangelo||11901 Bustleton Avenue||Carole Canady|
|Friday||6 – 8 pm||Cecil B. Moore Rec Center||2251 N. 22nd St.||Myra Ausberry|
|Saturday||11-1 pm||East Passyunk Community Ctr.||10th & Mifflin Sts.||Michelle Cordell|
*Training site recommended for all athletes, but especially for younger athletes, ages 8-15
Athletes training for at least 8 weeks in our Fall sports are eligible to compete in these tournaments: