Bocce is an Italian game. The basic principle of the sport is to roll a bocce ball closest to the target ball, which is called a pallina. Bocce as a Special Olympics sport provides people with special needs the opportunity to have social contact, develop physically, and gain self-confidence. Next to soccer and golf, bocce is the third most participated sport in the world.

2022 Competition Options

District Competition

SOWI will run District Competitions in compliance with the Return to Play Protocols based on the host county.

COVID-19 vaccinations are not required to compete at 2022 bocce competitions, but providing your vaccination status helps SOWI better plan each tournament within the Return to Play protocol. Click here to submit your proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

State Competition

Teams will advance via quota to the Celebration Games on July 29-31 at Carroll University in Waukesha.

Events Offered

  • Team Bocce
  • Unified Team Bocce

Important Dates

Medical Deadline: June 1

District Competition Dates

Director Regions Assigned Event Date Site
Entry Deadline
Curt Evans 2, 4, 5 July 9 Appleton
Memorial Park
June 22
Michaela Harrison 3, 6 July 9 Onalaska June 22
Brooke Trewyn 7 July 9 Badger
High School
(Lake Geneva)
June 22
Amber Weinfurter 8 July 17 Heritage Park (Richfield) June 29


State Competition Dates

Director Event Date Site
Entry Deadline Scratch Deadline
Jason Blank July 29-31 Carroll
July 11 July 15

Rules & Forms


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