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Special Olympics Ontario School Programs Presents: The Bocce Ball Bash

February 15 @ 8:00 am - February 18 @ 5:00 pm EST

In Partnership with Holy Trinity School



Welcome back, everyone and to an exciting New Year of School’s Sports kicking off with our live virtual bocce competition, where you can play head-to-head games against other schools across Canada!


Don’t miss out on the chance to win a variety of prizes, meet and connect with athletes across the country and participate in our fourth ever FUN DAY!


How it works:


We are offering registration 4 inclusive divisions

  • Single Player Entry (ideal for students learning at home)
  • Traditional Red Division Level 1 Skills Team (the entire team has an ID) (Lower Skill Level)
  • Traditional Green Division Level 2 Skills Team (the entire team has an ID) (Higher Skill Level)
  • Unified Teams (intended for teams that have a mix of athletes with and without intellectual disabilities)

The tournament will run from Tuesday, February 15th to Friday, February 18th

  • There will be a different team challenge for each day (3 different challenges total)
    • Team skill challenges include (Bocce Bowling, Target Practice and Putting it All Together)
  • On Tuesday and Wednesday, schools will be able to complete the challenge on their own time and submit results by the end of day 2 (February 16th)
  • The Thursday challenge will be a live head-to-head competition against teams in your division!
    • All teams are guaranteed to compete in all 3 challenges.
  • Friday, February 18th, will feature a Beach themed event with a variety of fun social and interactive events to celebrate everyone’s successes!


On Thursday, February 17th, live virtual game times will be determined based on availability of schools indicated below on the registration form. Teams will be notified of the division game times upon the closing of registration on February 7th.


Live competitions will be hosted on one of these three platforms: Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and Zoom. The chosen platform will be based on the availability indicated by schools below.


Final instructions, equipment needed, game times and all pertinent information will be emailed out to participants upon the closure of registration to those registered.


Important for Traditional Teams Only: Please provide rankings of each athlete in these 3 areas. Please use the following guide to aid in your decision in selecting your skill-based division (either Red Level 1 (lower skills) or Green Level 2 (higher skills):

Overhand Throwing Evaluation /3

  1. Athlete can throw a ball or bean bag from 15 feet towards an object
  2. Athlete can throw an object into a square target zone from 15 feet away
  3. Athlete can throw a beanbag within 3 feet of a target object from 20 feet away

Underhand Throwing Evaluation /3

  1. Athlete can roll a ball or bean bag from 15 feet towards a target
  2. Athlete can roll an object from 15 feet with enough force to knock over multiple objects
  3. Athlete can throw a beanbag within 3 feet of a target object from 20 feet away

Hand-Eye Coordination Evaluation /2

  1. Athlete can aim and throw a ball/bean bag at an object from distances of up to 30 feet away.
  2. Athletes can consistently catch a ball or object from distances up to 30 feet away.

Please note: Registration closes on February 7th at 5:00 pm EST.

Register Below!



Please contact us at schools@specialolympicsontario.com if you have any questions or concerns!


February 15 @ 8:00 am
February 18 @ 5:00 pm
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