10th Annual Upper Cape Bocce Festival a Smashing Success!

On September 16, 2017, The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands held its 10th Annual Upper Cape Bocce Festival fundraiser at Falmouth Academy. The weather was perfect for the event – a beautiful fall day! Participants ranged in age from 14-90+! Everyone enjoyed friendly competition and camaraderie while showing commitment to the Samaritans and its mission! Our sincere thanks to everyone who helped make this event such a success!

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Congratulations to the winners!



First Place:  Sean Eagan, Russell Freeman, Eric Sabo and Bill Stone


Samaritans would like to extend a special thank you to the following individuals and organizations:


Enterprise Newspapers LogoGold Sponsor


Event Sponsors


Center Court Sponsor


La Cucina Sul Mare

La Cucina Sul Mare Italian Ristorante,  Lunch Sponsor

Naukabout Logo

Naukabout Beer Company, Beer Sponsor      


Falmouth Academy

A special thank you to Falmouth Academy for hosting our event again this year!


Court Sponsors, Friends, and Donors:

Ellen Barol and Peter Clark
Baxter Nye Engineering & Surveying
Sue Beardsley
Bocce Posse
Boston Red Sox
Cape Cod 5
Cape Cod Aggregates Corp.
Convention Data Services
Cutter Financial Group, LLC
Craig D’Amario
Falmouth Sports Center Health Club
Hidden Village Bocce
Hutker Architects
Impact Melanoma
IP Blue
George Kelly
Landfall Restaurant
Lanes Bowl & Bistro
Lawrence Lynch Corp.
Nancy and Don Lee
Frank Lovell
Pamela Elwell McDermott
Murray & MacDonald Insurance Services, Inc.
Naukabout Beer
New Balance Falmouth Road Race
Plimoth Plantation
Quahog Republic
Monica Snow
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Sports Imports of Cape Cod
Studio 137
TJO Sports
Titcomb’s Book Shop
Wood Lumber Company

2017 Bocce Committee:
Jack Vaccaro, Chair
Nancy FitzGerald
Patti Haney
Karen Ellery-Jones
Craig D’Amario
Jeremy Shea

Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands
Board of Directors:

Don Lee, President
Patti Haney, Vice President
Barry Evans, Treasurer
Ed Wirtanen, Clerk
Jonathan Ahnquist
Peter Clark
Sue Andersen
Jill Garvin
Pete Murner

Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands Staff:

Stephanie Kelly, Executive Director
Karen Ellery-Jones, Assistant Director
Margaret “Peg” Frederick, Volunteer Coordinator

A very special thank you to the volunteers who worked tirelessly before, during and after the event to make it such a great success! 

More Photos Coming Soon!