It’s Bocce Time: Stonewall Bocce Gears Up for the Fall Season

by August 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1,408 0

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Local residents play bocce in Logan Circle. (Courtesy Stonewall Bocce).

Stonewall Bocce is back for its third season, and registration is now open through August 22. Teams for the LGBTQ and ally community-based league meet once a week for a friendly competition, and to play for a local charity of their choice. Past beneficiaries of previous seasons include Whitman -Walker Health, The DC Center (LGBT center) and Metro Teen AIDS, among others.

The Details on Stonewall Bocce

  • The league has a maximum of 18 teams (about 8 players on each team) and the teams meet Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm for a game of bocce.
  • Post-game celebrations/weekly socials are held at Nellie’s Sports Bar at 9th and U Streets NW.
  • The season begins September 6 and goes through November 1.
  • It costs $40 to join the league during early registration (August 13-15), $45 during open registration (August 15- 20) and $50 during late registration (August 20-22).
  • Skipped the bocce lesson day in high school P.E.? Don’t worry – the league hosts a Bocce 101 Clinic on Thursday, September 6 at 6 pm.

Registration is available online. For more information on Stonewall Bocce, visit the league’s Facebook page or follow the league on Twitter (@Stonewallbocce).

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