Hello Bocce Supporters! We are looking forward to seeing you!
Where is the event?
Campo di Bocce of Los Gatos
565 University Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95032
What time should I arrive?
Player Registration: 10:30 AM
Guests: 11:30 AM
*Guests are allowed to arrive throughout the day and are able to rotate on a team in the tournament via Team Captain and bocce commissioner approval.
Are tickets required for entry?
Yes. All sponsors must submit player and guest names. They will be required to check in at the registration for access.
What is the tentative schedule for the day?
10:30 AM – Registration Opens
11:45 AM – Welcome and National Anthem
12:00 PM – Round Robin Tournament Begins (40 teams compete for a playoff spot)
4:00 PM – (LIVE AUCTION)
5:15 PM – Playoffs Quarter Finals (8 or 16 Teams Advance)
5:50 PM – Playoff Semifinals (4 Teams Advance)
6:30 PM – Finals
7:00 PM – Trophy Presentations and Closing Remarks
Can I buy tickets to the event?
We are sorry this event is closed to the general public. Sponsored teams may invite a specified amount of guests and they must be registered to enter.
How can I get invited?
You must be invited by Coach Mooch or Tom Albanese. Sponsors are allowed to invite guests on behalf of their company.
How can I sponsor a team?
Thanks to our wonderful supporters, this decade our tournament has been sold out nearly every year.
New teams that are interested are placed on a waitlist. Previous year sponsors, get first right of refusal before new teams are accepted. Submit your interest here!
What should I wear?
Summer Casual. We love fashionistas, sports apparel, and team uniforms. Many groups show up with “themes” and make for memorable photos. Ladies, heels are definitely NOT allowed for any bocce players. The weather: the average temperature is 80 degrees during this time of year.
Will News & Media Outlets be there?
Yes. Media will be present and must request a media pass by contacting us.
Media passes will not be given on the day of the tournament.
Is the event 21 and older?
All minors must be approved prior to the event. At registration, they will be properly identified and must be accompanied by a guardian. You must be over 21 to consume alcohol.
What are the rules of the Bocce Tournament?
Click here to view Tournament Rules
Can amateurs play? Are there professionals bocce players?
We welcome first-timers, however, there is some skill in rolling bocce balls. Be familiar with the game and scoring (Referees and teammates can teach you onsite). Professional bocce players are NOT allowed. This event is for fun and to benefit charity, please respect the integrity of our event.
How do I play Bocce?
Pick up a glass of wine and roll the ball. (Just Kidding) Here is a short YouTube video that shows you how to play.
Will there be breaks between rounds?
Yes, some teams may have up to an hour between “bye” rounds. This gives you ample opportunity to network, enjoy the live music, food, wineries, and auction during this nostalgic event.
Can I get autographs/pictures with Coache Mooch & other celebrities?
We suggest that you respect the event and do not bombard their gameplay. During breaks and between rounds will be the best time to approach.
*NOTE TO SOLICITORS:
We will not allow any solicitors, walk-up guests, or any other persons who have not been previously approved for the event. All guests will have a custom Coach Mooch Bocce identification to enter the event.
How do I know when my team plays?
There will be a large tournament board and digital display designated in the facility. Each team will be listed and who your opponent will be. If you have questions see a Zebra aka Referee.
I have a last-minute guest change or player change
Please contact us and have your guest arrive at the will-call table, the day of the event.
Will there be a professional photographer at the Event?
Yes, our photographers will be snapping photos the entire day. Following the event, you will be able to view them on our Facebook page.
Can I bring a camera?
Yes, however, no unauthorized professional photography/videotaping will be allowed.
What kind of food will be served?
There will be a wide array of signature dishes selected by Campo di Bocce. There are appetizers, lunch, dinner, and dessert options prepared especially for the event and cooked throughout the day. Let’s be honest, the food is amazing and every year supporters look forward to the delicious options. It is an all-you-can-eat buffet-style menu, so please bring your appetite. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available.
Should I bring business cards?
Yes, grab a stack. (Pick-up twice the amount of cards)
Which charities does this event support?
In 2019, our featured beneficiaries have been:
Special Olympics of Northern California and their yearly programs offer free services for athletes that participate in a plethora of sports.
Our event has paved the way for the diabetic community, by assisting the mission of Type I -Diabetes Research (Children’s Diabetes). In recent years, we have seen the fruit of our giving reach new heights. Science is knocking at the door for life-changing developments with the Artificial Pancreas that helps monitor blood sugar levels and insulin production.
Football has a very special place in these legendary Coaches’ hearts. Another cause we support is High School football programs. By providing financial resources for updated equipment and money towards football helmets that help protect the athletes from high-impact collisions.
The Mariucci Family Foundation is a great steward and does a phenomenal job with their annual Down Syndrome football camp. Proceed from the tournament helps this one-of-a-kind event that allows special kids & adults the platform to play football in several cities across the USA. The foundation also supports the Beacon House, where the Mariucci Family Foundation directly gives in support of their “Home away from home” for patients and families that travel across the U.P. to receive specialty medical care.
Can I make a general donation at the event? Will there be a live auction?
Yes. We welcome contributions from the heart. We will also have a live auction featuring some cool big-ticket items you can bid on the day of the event. All checks are payable to Mariucci Family Foundation (Non-Profit 501 c3).