Hershey Italian Lodge Sports & league News:
HIL Bocce News
The 2018 season kicked off in the beginning of May with 55 teams. The senior doubles league has started with 8 doubles teams. Early season rain has caused postponements of scheduled games thus far, but we hope as the season progresses we will have better weather from Mother Nature. A summer bocce tournament is being discussed, more announcements will follow with information. The bocce season will run through the end of September with the playoff tournament the first two weeks in October. New members that are interested in being added to the substitute list should email John Mull (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your email and phone number.
Pool League News
The 2017-2018 pool season was another close one. After playing 300 games, 5 wins separated the top 3 teams. Congratulations to the 1st place team of Roni Sullivan, Bill Myers, Kenny Gonder, and Bill Miller. Also, congratulations to Andy Fischer, Jim Scheaffer, Gregg Allamon, and John Thomas for winning the end of season tournament. Next years signups will be the Tuesday after the bocce bash.
Have a good summer. Mark.
Due to weather, the golf league got off to a slow start, but they kicked off the season on Tuesday, June 5th! Let's cross our fingers for nice weather the rest of the season!
In House Darts
Please contact Steve Cameron 717-571-5410. If interested in playing casual English darts on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month in the Club Room.
Italians Love Bocce!
Here at Hershey Italian Lodge, we have a state-of-the art bocce court built by and with the help of our membership. It is one of the finest courts in Pennsylvania. What does the word “bocce “mean? The word “bocce” is derived from the pluralization of the Italian word “boccia” meaning ball in English. “Bocce” literally means “balls.” The highest quality competition balls are made in Italy or France however recreational sets are also made in the USA and China. Balls can be found in many larger retails stores throughout the USA and also on-line.
But, you may ask, Isn’t bocce a game for old people? Far from it! At the Hershey Italian Lodge, all ages participate in the sport and all ages and skill levels can participate. Folks may also ask if bocce is an Olympic sport. The closest bocce ever came to being in the Olympics was in the 1900 Paris Games when “Volo” was played as an exhibition sport.
Below we have our Bocce League news, information about how you can participate and lots of information about the sport. Enjoy!