Sixth Annual NT and JT Bocce Tournament July 10
From press release
Looking to help your neighbor, but have some fun at the same time? Bocce players of all skill levels are encouraged to sign up for the Sixth Annual NT and JT Bocce Tournament, to be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, July 10, at the St. Ambrogio Society, 802 Montague St., Rockford.
“There are so many families in need in our area, especially right now,” said John Terranova, event founder. “Since its inception, our tournament has raised over $20,000, helping local organizations. This year’s proceeds will be divided between Rockford MELD, which provides information, education and support for local youth and families; and St. Anthony of Padua Parish, which uses the monies to help local families on Rockford’s southwest side. It is our goal this year to raise as much money as possible to give back to our community and help even more people.”
The tournament is still soliciting teams, and amateurs are welcome.
“This event is more about fun than anything else,” Terranova added. “We want to encourage folks to come out, join us, and let’s raise some money for families at the same time.”
Each team consists of two men and two women, and participants can sign up together or individually to be assigned to a team. Team fee is $100 ($25 per person) and includes play, dinner and the admission to the evening’s entertainment by Vito Zatto. The event also includes games, a 50/50 raffle and a prize raffle, as well as a silent auction.
Dinner and entertainment begin at 6 p.m., and those who wish to attend just this portion of the evening can do so for $25 per couple or singles for $15. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Donations are being accepted for the, prize raffle and silent auction. Cash donations will also be accepted. The NT and JT Bocce Tournament is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. For more information, contact John Terranova at (815) 282-6530, or visit www.helpingkidsandfamilies.org.
From the July 7-13, 2010 issue
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