Special Olympics Maryland to hold first Bocce Ball tournament in Salisbury

Special Olympics Bocceball


SALISBURY, Md – The Maryland Special Olympics is announcing a first of its kind for their athletes on the Eastern Shore.

On Wednesday, October 11, four agencies from across the Lower Shore program are participating in a bocce tournament at Field 7 ½ at Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex in Salisbury, MD. Matches will start at 10 a.m. and end by 2 p.m. Volunteers will arrive at 8 a.m. for setup and be done by 3 p.m. with tear down.

Organizers say over 70 athletes have already registered and are practicing ahead of the tournament.

Regional Coordinator Kyler Mallot tells 47ABC that previously many events were held over the bridge, creating cost and access issues for athletes on the Eastern Shore.

He says they’re hoping to connect as many people as possible – in partnership with Dove Pointe, lower shore enterprises, and more to help the event be the first of many.

“We’re trying to always bring in more individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and offer sports training for the sports training and competitions so this was a new way for us to try to get involved and we think is going to work out well, we’re touching agencies in Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset County, so getting all those areas involved and then coming in an event in Salisbury should be a fun time,” Mallot said.

We are actively recruiting volunteers to assist with timing, scorekeeping, line monitoring, and more! There is no experience needed for this event.

 Volunteers are encouraged to fill out the form with Special Olympics Maryland asking for volunteers to assist with timing, scorekeeping, line monitoring, and more.



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