Hershey Italian Lodge Sports & league News:


The 2017 HIL Bocce Season ran through the end of September with a two week tournament the 1st two weeks of October. The Final for the Regular Season Bocce Champion was held on Friday night September 29th at 6:00 PM.  The Bocce Bash will be Sunday October 15th 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM with the Tournament Final at 3:00 PM.  It was a great season and we hope to make some improvements for next year.  A Bocce Wrap-up meeting will be held Sunday November 12th at 6:00 PM in the Club Room to discuss changes for next season and any comments or questions.


The 2018 HIL Corn Hole Season will run from Monday January 15th through Monday March 19th with a Playoff with the top teams on Monday March 26th, 2018.  Signups will begin Monday December 4th with forms at the Main Bar.  All Team monies must be paid before being entered in the league, no exceptions.  Registration will end on Monday December 18th.   Cost will be the same as previous years, $40 per Team or $10 per player.  All players must be paid in full with their 2018 HIL Membership before the season starts.

Pool League News

The winter pool league sign-ups are Tuesday, October 17th . Sign up’s will be from 6:00 - 6:30 then we will pick teams and start shooting at 7:00.  The dues are $20.00 again this year.  The league is a doubles league, shooting on Tuesdays at 7:00pm through winter until around April 2018.

Senior’s Bocce League

Senior's Bocce league has ended its season with a delicious luncheon at the Hershey Italian Lodge. Congratulations to the first place team D "Ginny and Jeff Edelman" Also to the winner of the 2017 Senior Bocce League “Oldest Old Fart Award" Mr. George Pichini. See you next year. Bocce Bill "Let's have fun...bocce for everyone!

Golf League

The golf league ended with beef and beer at the lodge, a lot of fun and door prizes.  The winners this year were 1st place ($100) – John Rizzo & Josh Kolander , 2nd place ($50) – Doug Marshall & Bob Cottingham.  Thanks to everyone who participated in another successful golf 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!

Click here for Bocce 101 and links and videos on the great game of bocci!

Texas Hold'em

Still running after 7 years on Wednesday nights Texas Hold'em sponsored by Cracked Aces is sure to entertain!  Nightly prizes are awarded for the top three players of the night, and an end of semester big tournament sponsored by Cracked Aces for the top finishers.  All skill levels welcome, so stop in on a Wednesday night and enjoy a night out playing cards!  


Texas hold 'em (also known as Texas holdem, hold 'em, or holdem) is a variation of the standard card game of poker. Two cards (hole/hold cards) are dealt face down to each player, and then five community cards are dealt in three stages face-up, placed in front of the dealer. The stages consist of a series of three cards ("the flop"), later an additional single card ("the turn" or "fourth street") and a final card ("the river" or "fifth street"). The best five card poker hand is obtained by using the necessary cards from the community and/or a particular player's hole cards (if a player's best five card poker hand consists only of the five community cards and none of the player's hole cards, it is called "playing the board"). Players have betting options to check, bet/call, raise or fold. Rounds of betting include prior to the flop/"pre-flop", "on the flop", "on the turn", and "on the river". The betting pattern has variations, such as: all players might simply check on a particular round such as pre-flop.

Click here for information about Texas Hold'em on WikiPedia