Major League Bocce brings social sports to Northeast Philly

Major League Bocce, the nation’s largest organized bocce league, will expand to Northeast Philly this summer following past success in University City, Northern Liberties and South Philly. Major League Bocce’s arrival in Northeast Philly will take this refined Italian game back to its roots at Café MichelAngelo, an Italian restaurant on Busleton Avenue.

Games at Café MichelAngelo will be played Thursday nights on bocce courts located outside the bar and restaurant. The restaurant will offer exclusive discounts on food and Dogfish head beer to bocce players, and unlike Major League Bocce’s other leagues in the Philly area, players will get to make game-winning shots with a drink in hand.  The season starts August 15. Membership includes eight weeks of organized bocce competition, team t-shirts, an all-inclusive end of season party, weekly prizes and a donation to charity on behalf of the league champions.

“We are so excited to be able to offer a league featuring games played entirely on traditional bocce courts,” said Sarah DeLucas, one of the League’s presidents. “We love playing in local parks on the grass, but Café MichelAngelo’s offers us a chance to take the Major League Bocce experience to the next level.”

NEast Philly readers can join for only $30 when they use the promotional code NEASTBOCCE. So come one and all (ages, genders, experience levels, etc.) to this hard-throwing party – no sweats or cleats required. Join the nation’s largest bocce league with an arsenal of ball jokes and over 7,000 active members. For more information about Major League Bocce’s summer season, please visit

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