2011 Upstate Bocce Bash Raises $20,500 for Special Olympics

July 27, 2011

GREENVILLE, SC – July 27, 2011 – The Upstate Bocce Bash, held on Saturday, May 21, was enjoyed and supported by more than 400 participants, sponsors and volunteers.  This was a 25% increase in participation from the inaugural event held in 2010.  Proceeds from the day-long tournament totaling $20,500, were presented this week to Special Olympics South Carolina, the tournament’s beneficiary for 2011.

This event is unique to Greenville and allows broad audience participation. Plain and simple, it’s a fun day for everyone involved. On behalf of our team of dedicated sponsors and committee members, we’re extremely delighted to present this year’s proceeds to such a deserving organization—Special Olympics South Carolina,” said Richard Osborne, tournament director.  


Photo:  Bocce Bash committee members and sponsors present to Ray Carci,VP of marketing and development for Special Olympics South Carolina.
(From Left) Debbie Wallace, Randy Murr, Richard Osborne, Ray Carci, Ray Schroeder and Meredith Kinsey

Several sponsors joined in making the event possible:

  • Interim HealthCare (Presenting Sponsor)
  • Verdae (Venue Sponsor)
  • Dixon Hughes (Supporting Sponsor)
  • Wood Creek Dental (Supporting Sponsor) 
  • Greenville Journal (Media Sponsor)
  • Go Magazine (Media Sponsor)
  • Big Al’s BBQ
  • Sloan Construction
  • Greenville Chiropractic
  • Greenco Beverage
  • Coca Cola
  • The Spinx Company
  • OrangeCoat
  • Eastside Transportation
  • Embassy Suites at Verdae

The 3rd Annual Event will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Legacy Park in Verdae. For more details, visit www.upstateboccebash.com.