9th Annual Upper Cape Bocce Festival a Smashing Success!

On September 17, 2016, The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands held its 9th 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:  Dan Vaccaro, Jim Steeves, Jeremy Shea, and Pat Wiklund


Second Place:  Adam Vaccaro, Derek O’Toole, Chris O’Toole, and Darin McDonald

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


Enterprise Newspapers Logo

The Enterprise

Samaritans 2016 Gold Sponsor



Event Sponsors




Sports Imports of Cape Cod



La Cucina Sul MareLa Cucina Sul Mare Italian Ristorante

    Samaritans 2016 Lunch Sponsor



Naukabout Logo



            Naukabout Beer Company

         Samaritans 2016 Beer Sponsor      




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

Falmouth Academy

Court Sponsors:

The Bocce Posse

Ellen Barol and Peter Clark

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Carl F. Cavossa, Jr. Excavating, Inc.

Cavossa Disposal Corporation

The Clam Man

Cutter Financial Group, LLC

Epsilon Associates, Inc.

Falmouth Jewelry Shop

Fucillo Ready Mix

Hidden Village Bocce

Francis Lovell

PGM Landscapes


Monica and Brian Snow

Titcomb Bookshop

David Vieira

Wood Lumber

Additional Friends and Donors:img_0761

Anejo Mexican Bistro

Emily Arnick

Cary Avila

Bobby Byrne’s

Boston Red Sox

Café Chew

John Carter

Casa Vallarta

Peter Clark

Ellie and Barry Evans

Nancy FitzGerald

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Patti Haney

Heart of Stone

Holly Ridge Golf Club

Stephanie Kelly

Landfall Restaurant

The Lanes Bowl & Bistro

Nancy and Don Lee

Sandy McAra

Plimoth Plantation

Ryan Family Amusements

Sara Doublet Potters

Studio 137 Salon & Spa

Jack Vaccaroimg_0767

Martha Vaccaro

Ed Wirtanen

Event Volunteers:

Barry Evans

Monica Hough

Geoff Morris

Sharon Muller

Suzanne Otte

Jeff Schlueter

Nancy Sherwood

Martha Vaccaro

Randy Walsh


2016 Bocce Committee:

Peter Clark, Chairimg_0766

Jonathan Ahnquist

Nancy FitzGerald

Patti Haney

Stephanie Kelly

Adam Vaccaro

Jack Vaccaro

Martha Vaccaro

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

Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands Staff:

Stephanie Kelly, Executive Director

Karen Ellery-Jones, Assistant Director

Margaret “Peg” Frederick, Volunteer Coordinator

Desirée Cohen, Administrative Assistant




Roger Duquenoy and Jay Lively

First time event attendees having a great time!





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