Author A.K.A "The Bocce Guy"
and also "The Voice of Bocce"
I was a public school teacher and coach for 32 years (but it only seems like three decades). Don't get me wrong - I loved teaching and coaching all those years - but I'm moving on to other things. I took early retirement as of June 2002 to spend time writing, and running sporting events for seniors.
After years of pounding on my knees as a high school, college, and amateur athlete, bocce has become a kinder, gentler sport for me. Although I love to play, I'm not a great player. My contribution is that I interviewed the top players and assembled information from many sources, creating a compact, easy-to-read book.
Mario seen here autographing a new copy of the Joy of Bocce book at the old Sons of Italy for a new customer.
After all these years, our family intends to keep the bocce business running. We have recently released the Joy of Bocce 5th Edition published by Mountain Lion Books.
We are interested in keeping the spirit of the Joy of Bocce alive and continue to run tournaments and corporate outings just as Mario had done.
Feel free to contact us about running charity events or bocce tournaments. We are used to showcasing these events with bocce as the focal point. These things are "right up our alley"!