Hershey Italian Lodge Sports & league News:
HIL Cornhole News
The 2019 HIL Corn Hole season will start on Monday January 14th and run 11 weeks until March 25th. There will be a playoff bracket on Monday, April 1st with the top 16 teams. Come out and watch the action on Monday evenings starting at 6:30 p.m. in the banquet room. If you are interested in being a substitute, please email John Mull (email@example.com) your name and phone number. The captains will be updated with this information if they need a substitute for a Monday evening.
HIL Bocce News
The 2018 bocce season ended on Sunday, October 14, 2018 with a successful "Bocce Bash”, Pig Roast, and Chicken Bar-B-Que. Congratulations to team #24 for winning the end of the season playoff championship (Jim Miller, Steve Lencioni, Kim Lencioni, Dave Maiman, John Nagy, Tom Nugent, and Bob Sadock). Also, Congratulations to team #21 for winning the regular season championship (Kenny Gonder, Jaci Gonder, Jeff Huzvar, Pete Chimienti, Jeff Pavone, John Mull, and Danny Moyer). It was another good season and despite the rainy summer, most games were played. Bocce Season 2019 sign-ups will be in early April. Start planning and organizing your team now for next season. If you have any questions or suggestions for the league, please email John Mull at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cops for KOPS Golf Tournament News
This year the Cops for KOPS Golf Tournament raised $14,000 for Children of Fallen Police Officers! A special thanks to Pat O’Rourke for having the vision to make this all possible. This year we had 127 golfers along with 52 generous sponsorships, and many people who donated their time to this worthy cause.
This tournament was again our most successful to date thanks to all 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!!
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!