Bocce brings scholarship dollars for students

Sep 05, 2016 823

By Olena Goncharova 

Robert Zitelli has managed to find a way to combine a favorite sport with a good cause. Last weekend, the organization he started — Athletes of Action — held its fourth bocce tournament in McKees Rocks to raise money to provide scholarships for graduating seniors from Montour and Sto-Rox high schools. Over the past six years, the group has awarded $26,000 to 23 scholar athletes from the two high schools, Mr. Zitelli said.

Some 16 teams participated in this year's tournament, with four players each. The bocce courts at Fairhaven Park were constantly busy: players shouting at each other and measuring the distance between the balls, their relatives cheering for them from the shade.

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