It’s a ball at any age.
Have you heard about the resurgence in bocce ball, a revered Italian tradition? A new generation of players is taking on Italian –American clubs and grandfathers everywhere at their own game at an ever increasing rate. It turns out that in addition to the game’s appeal as a relaxing backyard past-time, it also provides a framework for the perfect date. Just ask the young professionals of Philly’s own Major League Bocce.
“Bocce is the perfect way to make new friends and meet that someone special,” says Sarah DeLucas, a co-founder of Major League Bocce, a national social bocce organization. “Bocce provides a great medium for meeting new people. There is a natural flow of conversation deciding whose ball is closer to the pallina and the game can be picked up by people of all abilities. Plus it can be played in your best date outfit – no need for gym clothes. ”
DeLucas’s league has operated in the Washington, DC region for nine years and boasts eight couples who met playing in the DC Bocce League and ended up tying the knot. If your interest is peaked by the idea of bocce games with other singles and young professionals, check out Major League Bocce’s special brand of bocce this summer at Café MichelAngelo on Bustleton Avenue.
Summer season starts August 22nd with games played for four continuous Thursday nights on bocce courts located outside the bar and restaurant. The restaurant will offer exclusive discounts on food and drinks to bocce players, and unlike other bocce leagues you may have encountered, scoring off the courts is as important as winning the game.
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