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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.


This sport offers traditional and unified events!





Bocce season begins between May- June and trains for 8 weeks before state competition in August.


  • Bocce Singles
  • Bocce Doubles
  • Unified Bocce Doubles



Currently, Bocce is offered in the following communities:


  • Bellevue
  • Blair
  • Cass County
  • Omaha
  • Papillion/LaVista
  • Ralston
  • South Sioux City
  • West Omaha
  • West Point

East Central

  • Beatrice
  • David City
  • Falls City
  • Lincoln
  • Seward


  • Chadron

West Central

  • Grand Island
  • Hastings
  • Kearney
  • Minden


Don't see your community listed above? Email us to learn more about how to get Bocce started in your area!