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Region D Bocce – Chicago Public Schools Divisions

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 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. Gold medal winners are eligible to advance to state championship held at the Summer Games held in Normal in June.

Bocce Events Offered in Illinois

Traditional

  • Singles competition
  • Doubles competition
  • Team competition

Unified

  • Doubles competition
  • Team competition

Competition Information

Chicago Public School bocce ball competition.

Facility Information

Indoor turf fields to be used for bocce courts. Lunch area and bathrooms available.

Event Details

  • Volunteer check In – 8:30 AM
  • Agency/Team check In – 9:30 – 10:00 AM
  • Competition Begins – 10:00 AM
  • Awards – immediately following competition
  • Competition ends- around 2:00 PM

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Equipment

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Awards

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Concessions

Lunch will be provided to athletes and coaches (on a 3:1) ratio.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all State Championship Competitions, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

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.

COVID Procedures

Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines. Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols. 

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. 

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information:

https://www.soill.org/wp-content/uploads/2-High-Risk-Fact-Sheet-7.9.20.pdf

Date

Apr 27 2023
Expired!

Time

8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

Intentional Sports
1841 N. Laramie Ave, Chicago, IL 60639

Organizer

Caitlin Tipre
Phone
773-997-3828
Email
ctipre@soill.org

Other Organizers

Katie McFadden
Email
kmcfadden@soill.org
Brenden Cannon
Brenden Cannon
Phone
773-879-0034
Email
bcannon@soill.org
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