Region E Bocce
What Is Bocce?
Bocce is an ancient sport invented during the Roman Empire. The game combines the skills of bowling with the accuracy of darts. Players try to get their bocce balls closer to the pallina (target ball) than that of their opponents. Individuals can participate in bocce through traditional singles, doubles or team. Unified bocce is available in doubles and team formats.
As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age, and gender when appropriate.
Athletes in Illinois who participate in bocce compete locally at a region qualifying event. Gold medal winners are eligible to advance to state championship, Summer Games, which is held each Normal in June.
Bocce Events Offered in Illinois
Region E offers singles, doubles, team, Unified doubles, and Unified team. Athletes are allowed to register for one event.
Inside Fields will be used for this event.
Regional qualifier for bocce – including singles, doubles, team, Unified doubles, Unified team.
Please check back closer to the event for more information.
Athletes should bring their own PPE and water.
Awards will be distributed at the conclusion of the event.
Lunch will be provided for registered athletes and coaches.
Concessions will be available for purchase.
Who We Are
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 9,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.
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