Historically Bocce has always been very popular in the Mediterranean region and of strong interest in Italy. It travelled to America with Italian immigrants in the 19th and 20th century and now there are numerous bocce leagues throughout the United States. The game is an important tradition with GCICS.
In 2014 our Society undertook the project of renovating the court in disrepair at the Conservation Foundation grounds located at 400 Palmetto Ave. in Osprey. We have provided surface material, benches, a scoreboard and GCICS maintains the court weekly.
Our games are on a friendly basis. We usually have four person teams, randomly chosen. Taking turns, everyone has a chance to play. NO experience is necessary as the rules are simple and readily understood. Bocce has been a great recruitment tool for new memberships.
We gather informally at 2 o’clock each Sunday afternoon, weather permitting. Play usually ends between 4 and 4:30.