Hershey Italian Lodge Sports & league News:

  • Tuesday Golf League starts May 23rd through August 22nd at Deer Valley Golf Course with a 5:30 tee off. The league is almost full, but if you would like to be a sub for another team contact Greg Caputo. 
  • Phillies bus trip will be scheduled in September this year. Look for more details in the next newsletter. 
  • The 4th Annual Cops for Kops Golf tournament is planned for Friday, September 22, 2017 at Sunset Golf Course with a 12:30 shotgun start. $85 a person includes round of golf, golf cart, beer and soda on course, beef and beer back at HIL, door prizes and raffles. We raised $9500 last year for children of fallen police officers, help us break the $10,000 mark this year! Contact Greg Caputo for additional information. 
  • Eagles Bus Trip fall of 2017, Look for more information in the next newsletter 
  • Spring Golf tournament to benefit the Hershey Fire Department 
  • Contact Greg Caputo (717)534-1765 if you are interested in a NYC Bus Trip. If we have enough interest we will get something on the schedule. 

Bocce

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!

Hershey Italian Lodge Bocce News

The Italian Lodge's state-of-the-art lit bocce court


The Italian Lodge's state-of-the-art lit bocce court

The bocce league officially started on Monday May 1st, 2017 with 58 teams.  The season will run through the end of September with games every night Monday through Friday on all courts.

An end of season playoff tournament will run for two weeks with the Bocce Bash to take place on Sunday October 15th featuring the championship best of three matches for the 2 teams reaching the finals.

The regular season schedule and standings can be viewed at www.quickscores.com/hersheyitalianlodge.  If anyone is interested in being a substitute, please send your name to jmull@comcast.net,  and your name will be emailed to all the bocce captains.

CORN HOLE LEAGUE

CORN HOLE is back for a FIFTH SEASON.  The league will run from January through April and will be held indoor every Monday evening.  The league is full, so if did not make it on a team, come out and support your friends and family!    

2017 Hershey Italian Lodge--  CORN HOLE LEAGUE

Games will be played Monday evenings at 6:30 ,7:00, and 7:30 pm

Check back for a listing of teams for 2017.  

Division 1 plays at 6:30 pm

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Division 2 Plays at 7:00 pm

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Division 3 Plays at 7:30 pm

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If you have any questions, you may call the Office Manager, at 534-1765, Ext. 1. or contact John Mull at jmull@comcast.net

Hershey Italian Lodge Pool League

The Hershey Italian Lodge Pool League started on Tuesday, October 18th.

Pool League participants should be in the club room at 6:00 PM.  The League pick teams with four teams playing each night.  We enjoy playing with fellow members and all skill levels are welcome.  There is a new rules this year: if you want to play as a substitute please also show up!

Pool League News

This year’s winter pool league end of season winners are Pete Chimienti, Ron Paul, Dave Willey and Bill Miller. The playoff winners are Dan Moyer, Andy Fischer, Kenny Gonder and Sandy Marrero. It was a close win this year, after 240 games played Pete’s team won the league by one game.  

Congratulations to all! Thanks to everyone that played this year for making it a fun and enjoyable season. Next year we’ll do it again after the bocce season ends, so watch for the sign up information in October.  Thanks and see you on the bocce courts.

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!  

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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

2017 Golf League

 Tuesday Golf League starts May 23rd through August 22nd at Deer Valley Golf Course with a 5:30 tee off. The league is almost full, but if you would like to be a sub for another team contact Greg Caputo. Call the office for more information at 534-1765.

2017 Cops for Kops Golf Tournament

The 4th Annual Cops for Kops Golf tournament is planned for Friday, September 22, 2017 at Sunset Golf Course with a 12:30 shotgun start.   $85 a person includes round of golf, golf cart, hot dogs and chips at the turn, beer and soda on course, beef and beer back at HIL, door prizes and raffles.  We raised $9500 last year for children of fallen police officers, help us break the $10,000 mark this year!  Contact Greg Caputo for additional information.  

2016 COPS for KOPS Golf Tournament

  • This year the Cops for KOPS Golf Tournament raised $9,500 for Children of Fallen Police Officer’s!  A special thanks to Pat O’Rourke for having the vision to make this all possible.  Also thanks to Mike and Jerry at Sunset Golf Course and all of the volunteers, Annette Handley, Samantha Kelly, Demi Saddock, Natahsa, Cate Hottenstein  , Julie Woodring Neal, Lori O’Rourke, Lisa Funk, Penny Dougherty, Chuck Saint Sing, Jack Allegrini, Jim Lesher and Steve .

     The following is a list of all the generous people and businesses that gave donations or hole sponsorships for the tournament. 

    Donations:  Sorrento’s, Jeanie Allegrini, JD Taps, Bill Griffiths, Stephanie Bucciarelli (Pepsi), Brian Bucciarelli and Kelly Ferrara (Hershey Entertainment and Resorts)

    $125 Hole Sponsorships:  Hershey Bears Booster Club($1,000), Mike Leonard Plumbing($500), Sergio Flores, Randy Mason Family, Crystal Pools, Beer Stop, Penn Waste, The Allegrini Family, Cassamasso Plumbing, Doug Herr, Stone Alley, Town Retail LLC, Dedo Corp, Cocoa Settlement Services LLC, Flowers and Flowers Accounting, Larry Zimmerman Family, Finkenbinder Funeral Home, DKP Law, Jack Billmyer, Steve Lenciouis Family, Alex Janeczek , Mike Pries, React LLC, Scott Campbell, Hoageez, Penn Hotel and Raw Bar, Goodie’s Heating Inc, Hoover Funeral Home, Greg Caputo, Piefle Property Management, Grotto Pub, John Foley, Travel Champs, Kim Studio, Westy’s Beer Distributor, Capital Vending, Bill Jersey, Tracy Myer, Dave Tacka

     

    This tournament was our most successful to date thanks to all of our volunteers, donations, sponsorships and players.  We could not have done this without all of you!  Also a special thank you to Greg Caputo for all the time and effort put into organizing this event!!