11th Annual Upper Cape Bocce Festival a Smashing Success!

On September 22, 2018, The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands held its 11th Annual Upper Cape Bocce Festival fundraiser at Falmouth Academy. Although a bit windy, the weather was great – a beautiful fall day! Participants ranged in age from 16-90+! 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:  Lori Andrade, Pete Ross, Edi Larkin, and Cheryl Bean

Second Place:  Jeremy Shea, Adam Vaccaro, Dan Vaccaro, and Chris Wiklund


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


Enterprise Newspapers LogoGold Sponsor


Event Sponsors


Center Court Sponsor


Sports Imports of Cape Cod


La Cucina Sul Mare

La Cucina Sul Mare Italian Ristorante,  Lunch Sponsor


Falmouth Academy

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


Court Sponsors:

Cape Cod Aggregates Corp.
Cape Cod 5
Ellen Barol and Peter Clark
Cutter Financial Group, LLC
Hidden Village Bocce Club
Murray & MacDonald Insurance Services, Inc.
Brian and Monica Snow
The Bocce Posse
The OF’s
Titcomb’s Bookshop
Wood Lumber Company


Thank you to our intrepid and eminently competent Field Judges:

Frank Lovell and Ray Charron

Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands Board of Directors:

Patti Haney, President
Sue Andersen, Vice President
Peter Clark, Treasurer
Ed Wirtanen, Clerk
Lenny Fontes
Jill Garvin
Don Lee
Paul Ruane

Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands Staff:

Stephanie Kelly, Executive Director
Karen Ellery-Jones, Assistant Director
Greg Giardi, Office Manager and Program 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! 

Photos Coming Soon!