For Immediate Release
Contact: Chris Ciarlo
Reno, Nev. May 23, 2018. As part of the Human Services Agency’s ongoing effort to show support for seniors during Older Americans Month, Washoe County seniors are invited to try their hand at bocce for free.
The Washoe County Human Services Agency Senior Services Division is partnering with Bundox Bocce at the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel for a free afternoon of games and socializing on Thursday, May 24, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. In addition to free bocce, there will be darts, corn hole, shuffleboard and several other free games.
“Bocce is one of hundreds of events scheduled in Washoe County for our seniors during the month of May,” said Washoe County Human Services Director Amber Howell. “This is our first time offering Bocce as a way to encourage our seniors to get out, exercise and have some fun.”
Who: Human Services Agency and Bundox Bocce at Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel.
What: Free bocce and senior social.
When: Thursday, May 24th, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel at One South Lake Street, Reno.
Contact: Washoe County Senior Services at 775-328-2575.
Media: Video and interviews with seniors will be available.
What is Bocce?
Bocce is a game with eight large balls and one smaller target ball called a pallino. A match is conducted between two players or in teams of up to four. The pallino is tossed to the opposite side of the court and players take turns bowling their larger balls trying to get as close to the pallino as possible. The player or team with the closest ball gets the point.
Bundox features a restaurant and full bar. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
View the Older Americans Month Booklet for a complete list of events.
Pick up a copy of the Older Americans Month program at Sparks City Hall, Reno City Hall, Incline Village Parks and Recreation, Sun Valley General Improvement District, and all Washoe County Libraries and senior centers.
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