Season:   March - May
Traditional  event categories only (no skills events)
Unified Partner Events?:  Yes
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Bocce is a game that originated in Italy.  Bocce is often played on a court with short walls and a firm or packed surface, but can be played on any level, reasonably uniform surface such as grass.  The basic principle of the sport is to roll a bocce ball closest to the target ball, which is called a pallina.  Bocce ball has grown in popularity over the last few years.  It can be a very competitive game with skilled athletes.  But it also is a lot of fun. 

Bocce as a Special Olympics sport provides people with special needs the opportunity to have social contact, develop physically and to gain self-confidence. In Special Olympics, Bocce is played on grass athletic fields in a rectangular court made of strips of vinyl.  The matches are played between two teams with two competitors on each team.  In the traditional version, each team consists of 2 athletes while in Unified bocce, each team consist of one athlete and one unified partner.
Rio Rancho Rockets
Special Olympics, Rio Rancho, NM
Special Olympics
New Mexico
Inspire Greatness
Special Olympics Rio Rancho is a delegation of Special Olympics New Mexico.  We are a non-profit organization that provides athletic training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Our athletes enjoy camaraderie and gain a sense of pride and accomplishment through participating in our events.