2019 Bocce Tournament was October 5th!
This year we had 18 teams competing in a double elimination tournament with trophies, prizes and bragging rights… and the winners are:
Bocce Court Project
In partnership with Friends of Baker Park and the City of Frederick, and with YOUR HELP… we will break ground soon, building four permanent bocce courts in Baker Park across from the iconic Carillon (Bell Tower).
We are still seeking donations for a few more benches! There are also pavers available.
Thank you for your support.
We are also planning additional fundraising activities! Check out the latest here.
Thank You! to all of the local businesses and individuals who have already donated. You are helping to get Frederick County “off of the couch and into the park”.
Everyone is Welcome!
Bocce is a game for all ages and skill levels. It’s social. It’s fun. It’s free… and it’s easy to learn!
We play Spring through Fall… on Sunday (weather dependent) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
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Once the courts are built, Frederick Bocce will continue to host the Sunday evening pick up games and will begin Wednesday evening league play during the playing season.
Check out media coverage of Frederick Bocce here.
Project Status (August 2019)
- The Frederick City Historic Preservation Commission has unanimously approved required modifications to the Bocce court design.
- Frederick Bocce has produced the site plan and has completed fundraising activities to cover the cost of all phase one construction materials (~ $77,000).
- The City of Frederick will provide labor, infrastructure and access paths. It is anticipated that construction will begin Fall 2019.
Did you know?
- Bocce is the 3rd most popular sport in the world, ranking just behind soccer and golf.
- Bocce is being considered for the Olympics. See “Boules Sport 2024“.
- The local DC Bocce League which began in 2004 has over 5,000 members.
- Special Olympics Unified Sports® promotes Bocce for individuals with & without intellectual disabilities. Frederick County Special Olympics has over 200 athletes.
- FCPS offers “Unified Bocce” at all ten high schools. Their 2017 tournament had 208 participants.
- Bocce is experiencing a surge in popularity across all age groups and can be an economic driver.
Potential Business Opportunity
The US Bocce Federation is seeking an indoor facility in the Mid-Atlantic region capable of hosting National and International tournaments. Indoor bocce facilities are often constructed as part of a restaurant or brewery and are used to drive traffic to those facilities.
This Methuen, MA facility hosts tournaments that draw hundreds of elite bocce players from around the world. Click here to see more photos and additional information…
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