Region B & D Bocce – CANCELLED

Unfortunately the Special Olympics Illinois Bocce event for tomorrow will be CANCELLED. The consistent rain over the past few days and forecasted thunderstorms for tonight into the morning has made the fields unsafe and unable to utilize for competition. This event will NOT be re-scheduled.

We appreciate your donated time and understanding in this tough decision. The safety of everyone involved is the highest priority of any event we host. Thank you again and we hope to see you at a future event.


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 their opponents. Individuals can participate in Bocce as a traditional single player or as part of traditional doubles or team. Unified Bocce is available in doubles and team formats. Unified sports combine a Special Olympics athlete with a non-disabled peer as partners or on teams for competition.

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.

Bocce Events Offered in Illinois


  • Singles competition
  • Doubles Competition
  • Team Competition


  • Doubles competition
  • Team competition


8:30am – 11:00am

B -District 54

B -Evanston

D- Misericordia

D- General

8:30-9:00am – check in AM session

9:00-9:15am – Opening Ceremonies

9:15 – 9:45am – Game 1

10:00-10:30am – Game 2

10:30-10:45am – “Awards”


11:30am – 2:00pm



B-Orchard Village

11:30 – 12:00pm – Check in PM session

12:00-12:15pm – Opening Ceremonies

12:15 – 12:45 – Game 1

1:00 – 1:30pm – Game 2

1:30 – 1:45 – “Awards”


Games will be played first to 12 points or 30 minute games; whichever is first.

This event is taking place outside.  Parking is available.

Athletes and coaches are responsible for bringing their own Bocce Balls, personal protective equipment and water.

No food or water will be provided.

Award certificates will be emailed after the event.


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 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 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.


Fully vaccinated participants do not need to wear masks, but may choose to still do so.

Participants not fully vaccinated, but who are medically able should continue to wear a mask the majority of the time while at Special Olympics Illinois activities.  Special Olympics Illinois will not be providing masks.  Athletes and coaches must bring their own.

Please check with your Region staff on the status of parents and spectators attending competitions.  With a few exceptions, only registered athletes, coaches and partners are allowed at these events.  It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians the importance of only allowing registered persons into the event.

Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible.  While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority.  All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines.  



Jun 27 2021


8:30 am - 6:00 pm




Leahy Park
1102-1228 Lincoln St. Evanston, IL 60201
Jaimie Lieblich


Jaimie Lieblich
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