A New King of Bocce League in San Francisco

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SF Bocce takes the traditional Italian game and makes into a social network in SF.

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Never Played before last season and we had a blast!- Ashley Simon

The idea was to play a game that everyone could play no matter their age, gender or athletic ability and meet a ton of new people. Bocce was the perfect fit. Bocce is naturally a social game and we like to really emphasize socializing during the games and after.

Half active. Half social. That’s the not-so-secret formula behind the San Francisco Bocce league.

The S.F. Bocce is a locally operated social sports league that's out to revolutionize the way San Francisco newcomers and natives meet, socialize and have fun.

Each S.F. Bocce league consists of once a week league games, post-game parties and specials at local bars, socializing with other league members and lots of fun.

S.F. Bocce is designed and operated so that anyone, of any athletic and physical ability can play and enjoy themselves while meeting new people.

“We are league player ourselves, we’ve played in leagues that were great and others that weren’t as fun,” said founder Giovanni Marcantoni. “When everyone is able to participate no matter their skill, that’s when people are the most social and have the most fun.”

Registration for all leagues can be found on San Francisco Bocce’s website, http://www.sanfranbocce.com and costs $50 per person depending on the league.

Each league registration includes: eight weeks of league play, t-shirts, end of season free beer parties, weekly bar specials, prizes for league champions and other league member perks.

This spring San Francisco Bocce will offer three different locations and nights: Tuesdays at North Beach, Wednesdays in Golden Gate Park and Thursdays at Ft. Mason in the Marina.

San Francisco Bocce got its start as a couple of guys from Baltimore, MD wanting to bring the fun they had in Washington D.C. playing in Kickball and Bocce leagues with them to San Francisco.

“We played in a number of different sport leagues while going to school and working in D.C., but our heart has always been out west and we decided we’d try our hand running leagues back West,” said Marcantoni.

Last summer the league got off the ground for its inaugural season at Ft. Mason with about 100 people playing. The league kept things rolling with a special glow-in-the-dark league that was widely popular and sold out.

“We have had so much success last season we decided we thought it was time to start growing the league and bringing social bocce to everyone in San Francisco,” said Marcantoni

Registration for the spring season is now open and is done all online at http://www.playbigapple.com and closes April 7th with spring leagues starting the week of April 14th.

Please email Giovanni(at)socialleagues(dot)com.

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Giovanni Marcantoni
San Francisco Bocce League
since: 06/2013
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