Hello Bocce Supporters! We are looking forward to seeing you!
We have listed our Frequently Asked Questions for you and your guests.
Where is the event?
565 University Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95032
What time should I arrive?
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?
What is the tentative schedule for the day?
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?
How can I get invited?
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?
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?
What are the rules of the Bocce Tournament?
Can amateurs play? Are there professionals bocce players?
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?
Can I get autographs/pictures with Coache Mooch & other celebrities?
*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?
I have a last-minute guest change or player change
Will there be a professional photographer at the Event?
Can I bring a camera?
What kind of food will be served?
Should I bring business 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.