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The Weather Outside is Weather… for Some Bocce

by Borderstan.com March 6, 2012 at 10:00 am 0

Stonewall, bocce, Logan, Circle, DC

The Stonewall Bocce League will play games on Thursdays from March 29 through May 24 in Logan Circle. (Courtesy Stonewall Bocce)

From Scott Leibowitz. Find Scott on Twitter @Lebodome. Email him at scott[at]borderstan.com.

Thanks to global warming making this the third warmest winter in DC history, the warm rays and the spring activities are coming back soon. Not too many better ways to start it out then some authentic outdoor bocce right in the middle of Borderstan. Registration has just opened up for the Stonewall Bocce League in Logan Circle. Just because you aren’t playing kickball doesn’t mean you have to miss out on an outdoor league that involves throwing balls, drinking and casual fun.

Here are some of the details. Borderstan asked Eric Schwarz of Stonewall Bocce about the fact that the games are actually played in Logan Circle.

“We play in Logan Circle and have plenty of room. It is a lot bigger than it seems. In fact, we have about six games going at one time and use only one-quarter of the circle. The league is expected to grow slightly this season and we’re confident we’ll still have plenty of space.
Getting permission from Park Service was a process that started early and required a lot of back and forth emails, but somehow, we managed,” said Schwarz.

Not familiar with the Stonewall Bocce League? It is an “LGBTQ & Ally community-based, non-profit sports league that strives to raise funds for local non-profit organizations. Our league values each player for who they are and what they bring to the league’s community,” according to the organization. Last year, the league raised $2,000 for local LGBTQ charities.

The league is at night so they use glow-in-the-dark balls… clever. Check it out, enjoy the weather, and pick a clever, yet dirty team name.

League Details

  • Game Days: Thursdays
  • Times: Games start at 6:30 pm
  • Location: Logan Circle, one block east of 14th and P Streets NW.
  • Spring 2012 Dates: March 29 through May 24
  • Playoff Game Dates: May 19 and May 24
  • Teams Sizes: 6 to 10 players; 8 players recommended
  • Returning Player Early Registration: Monday March 5 through Wednesday, March 7 ($35)
  • New Player Early Registration: Thursday, March 8 through Friday, March 9 ($40)
  • Open Registration: Saturday March 10 through Wednesday, March 14 ($45)
  • How to become a team? When players sign up, they should choose a group to join or create a group. When a group reaches 6 players (paid and approved), the group will be promoted to team status. The first 18 groups to get 6 players become teams in the season. Groups that do not advance to the 18 teams will be placed in free agent status for selection.

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