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Bocce is an Italian game. The basic principle of the sport is to roll a bocce ball closest to the target ball, which is called a palina. Bocce as a Special Olympics sport provides people with special needs the opportunity to have social contact, develop physically and to gain self-confidence. Next to soccer and golf, bocce is the third most participated sport in the world, and is offered in over 33 countries worldwide. Bocce is a game of skill and strategy that can be played by athletes of all abilities.

Upcoming Bocce Events

Monday, August 26, 2024Sunday, September 1, 2024

Monday, September 2, 2024Sunday, September 8, 2024

Saturday, September 21, 2024Sunday, September 22, 2024
Grand Forks
Grand Forks , ND 58201

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Coaching Guide and Rules

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