After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the 47th World Series of Bocce are ready to get the bocce balls rolling, with opening ceremonies to kick off at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Toccolana Club, 1412 E. Dominick St. Tournament play and contests will run through Sunday, July 17, with local bands performing and tr...

Congratulations to the Highwood Bocce Club’s 2022 National Team. Fifteen athletes competed and 10 athletes returned home with 9 medals won in 6 events. Two of our gold medalists (Amy Lazzaretti and Miles Russell) qualified for the Bocce World Cup in Turkey to be held in November of this year. This group trained long and hard and many gave selflessl...

The Waterside Bocce Club, Phoenix, NY, hosted the Ambassador’s Cup symposium and bocce event, April 22 through April 24, 2022. Top tier clubs, representing the finest ambassadors and promoters of the sport, were in attendance for a weekend of collaboration and camaraderie. Teams from across NY (including NYC Athletic Club), AZ, CA, CT, IL, MA, OH,...

Adolph Maestranzi was born with Down syndrome in 1951, at a time many parents were told it might be best to institutionalize a child with the condition and move on with their lives. Instead, his parents Ben and Madelyn Maestranzi raised him in a home filled with music, good food and love from his four siblings. “My brother went on to live a rich, f...

The Sons of Italy lodge is again opening up its bocce court to host Special Olympians, and this year the athletes will compete to qualify at the state level. “This is going to be our first state-qualifying tournament ever,” coach Doty Toohey said.  “We’re pretty excited for that. The state of Ohio and Columbus has called down. … They participate he...

The Italian Heritage Society of Indiana Bocce Committee invites you to enter a team for a 6-week bocce schedule. League play begins April 18/19 through May 23/24 with the tournament scheduled for Saturday June 4th. Games are held at Lacy Park, at Greer & McCarty Streets in Indianapolis, IN. The cost is $40 per TEAM of 2.Please provide a second nigh...

Twilight Bocce began Feb. 4 for members of the Italian American Society of Marco Island at Mackle Park. Friday night Bocce is a drop-in venue for the IAS and teams are chosen weekly on first come basis. Games start at 6 p.m. and end at 8. For more information on the Italian American Society of Marco Island call Barbara DeRosa, 239 272-0158 or go on...

Calling all bocce lovers...or just those who are looking to socialize, meet new friends, and play a little ball (and stay warm while playing in our heated, indoor facility)... We have an active two weeks in store for you as we celebrate the new year! First, we have three Open Bocce Nights coming up! Come join us this Wednesday (2/2), Thursday (2/3)...

The year 2021 is ending and for Italian sport it will remain the most beautiful year in its history. After a beginning without great satisfaction, from July onwards the tricolor flag began to wave all over the world thanks to the amazing victories of the Azzurri in every sport and on every continent. It all started with the victory of the European...

Competitors from the Highwood Bocce Club (HBC) joined more than 60 of the best bocce players in the country in St. Louis, Mo., November 1-7, 2021, to compete in the 2021 United States Bocce Championship and 14th Annual Aldo Della Croce Bocce Tournament, held at the Italia-America Bocce Club. Highwood had an impressive medal haul with 3 silver and 3...