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Special Olympics Volunteer Event

On October 2, 2022 USNSCC 9-1-1 Division cadets volunteered in the Special Olympics.

Special Olympics Illinois hosted their Region B Bocce at the Mc Henry West High School

Bocce is an ancient sport invented during the Roman Empire. The game combines the skills of bowling with the accuracy of darts. Players try to get their Bocce balls closer to the Pallina (target ball) than their opponents. Individuals can participate in Bocce as a traditional single player or as part of traditional doubles or team. Unified Bocce is available in doubles and team formats. Unified sports combine a Special Olympics athlete with a non-disabled peer as partners or on teams for competition.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.

Athletes in Illinois who participate in Bocce compete locally at a Region Qualifying event. Gold medal winners are eligible to advance to state championship held at the Summer Games held in Normal in June.

9-1-1 Division cadets participated by distributing water and snacks to athletes. Cadets participation was possible by the initiative of SN Joseph Proa

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