Bocce is a game of skill and strategy. The object is for one team to get as many of their balls (boccia) closer to the pallina (the smallest ball) than the opposing team’s closest ball.

District 54 participates in Individual, Team, Doubles and Unified Bocce.

In Unified doubles, a pair consists of a Special Olympics Athlete and a Partner. A Partner can be anyone over the age of 9 without a disability - a sibling, friend, cousin, even a parent or grandparent. Unified Bocce is a great way to get family members involved in Special Olympics too!

Teams consist of 4 players, 2 athletes and 2 partners, playing together.

As in all Special Olympics sports, players are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level.

Bocce Facts

• Bocce is one of Special Olympics’ newer sports, having been introduced at the World Games level for the first time in 1995.

• The 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games hosted 180 bocce athletes from 39 Special Olympics Programs.

• As of the 2005 Special Olympics Athlete Participation Report, 90,884 Special Olympics athletes compete in bocce.

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