Bocce adds Trail flavour to Games

With the B.C. Seniors Games coming to the West Kootenay from Aug. 16 to 20., the Trail Times is featuring the sports, chairs and facilities that will be at the forefront in Trail when over 3,000 athletes

If there’s one event that deserves to be held in Trail during the B.C. Seniors Games in August, it’s bocce.

The Italian heritage that developed the game is already well served in the Home of Champions.

And add to that the beautiful, covered facility, bocce will not only be a great experience for the visiting players but also the spectators.

Rick Georgetti is the chair for the bocce event. And thanks to a great facility, large core of local players and perfect setting, he feels things will go smoothly.

“We’ve got a great facility here, better than a lot of venues,” said Georgetti.

He said, thanks to the covered facility, players will be shaded from the summer heat, the nearby concession will be open for food and the park will offer players a chance to get away from the event for a breather.

“Seating is going to be a challenge,” he said.

“We’re thinking of bringing some stands in.

Other than that I don’t see too many other problems.”

Trail’s large group of players should offer a perfect pool of help putting on the event.

“I think we’ll need people for refereeing, with three lanes, probably 12 or 15 people,” Georgetti estimated.

“We’ve got a lot of people available and Trail is known for its volunteers.”

For more information on how to volunteer for the Games, visit www.2011bcseniorsgames.org and click on “Volunteer.”

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