Bocce is an Italian game of skill and strategy. The basic principle of the sport is to roll a bocce ball closest to the target ball, which is called a pallina (the smallest ball). The sport allows athletes the opportunity to have social contact, develop physically and to gain self-confidence.
Our bocce program has competition events at State and Regional levels for teams with 4 athletes and unified teams with 2 athletes and 2 unified partners per team.
Find a Special Olympics Area program near you to participate. Contact your Area Manager if you’re interested in starting this sport in your Area.
Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics bocce. View the Bocce Fact Sheet