Bocce is a game of skill and strategy. Athletes can participate in Unified Sports® events. Unified Sports® is a program that assigns Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (partners) to the same teams for training and competition.
In Unified Bocce, a doubles team consists of one Special Olympics athlete and one partner; a traditional team consists of two Special Olympics athletes and two partners. As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender.
Bocce Ball is one of the exciting new sports being introduced to Special Olympics Washington, and is just starting to make its way into different area’s programs! Contact your local Region Manager to learn how to start a league near you.
FUN FACTS: Bocce was introduced at the World Games level for the first time in 1995.
Columbia River Area Director
Barry Gill; Elizabeth Francis