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Bocce Classic Sponsors

The Bocce Classic is thankful for our sponsors who help make this event possible. This years main sponsors are:

Heidelberg Distributing and Budweiser
Times Community Newspapers and
Mainline Road and Bridge

Previous Sponsors have been
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Outback Steakhouse
Brio Tuscan Grill

Below is informaiton about sponsorship and advertising opportunites. A link is provided below for a printable version.

Sponsorship Opportunities for the Bocce Classic and World Cup of Bocce

The John Pirelli Lodge #1633, Order Sons of Italy in America and the Societa Di Mutuo Soccorso Italiana, Dayton, Ohio located at 2625 County Line Rd. Kettering, Ohio 45430 have for the past 15 years organized and run the Bocce Classic. The Bocce Classic is an event that promotes our Italian culture, the game of bocce and the generosity of charitable donations. Since 1995, this event has generated proceeds of $109,000 for the support of local charities, the Bocce Classic Scholarship and Italian Cultural endeavors. The website is and email is

The three day event in July has brought in teams from Canada, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Kentucky. In addition to the competition of the game of Bocce, food, beverages along with the selected charities and their booths are part of the festivities. The average age of participants is 30+ and this year we are adding live music for our “Sweet 16” anniversary and expect to have a crowd of 5,000 on both Friday and Saturday nights on our 10 acres of tree covered grounds for the entire family.

Our goal is to grow our local charitable contributions and also to bring in the United States Bocce Federation championship to the Miami Valley for 2012. In 2009, Danny Passaglia, the President of the USBF, brought a team in to play in the Bocce Classic. The event was also highlighted in their national publication. This year, the Bocce Classic is looking to add both a major sponsor and a music sponsor in addition to our sign sponsors. The theme of “The Bocce Classic is turning Sweet 16” is being incorporated to the weekend.

Signage at the event is $250 that also includes links on the website and an area for your company to set up an informational only booth during the event.

Sponsorships would include the following:
• Inclusion of logo on all printed materials. (Top Billing for Presenting)
• Inclusion of logo on the website. (Top Billing for Presenting)
• Mention/inclusion of logo in any media events
• Signage at the event
• VIP passes for food and beverage (10 for Presenting sponsor and 4 for Music sponsor)
• Dinner tickets for Saturday night (25 for Presenting sponsor and 10 for Music sponsor)
• Limited Use of 40 x 60 tent (Presenting sponsor all three days, Music sponsor one day)
• Area for tent displays ( area for 10’x 10’ self provided pop-up tent for informational purposes only)
• Presentation for awards/charitable donations.

Presenting Sponsor: $5,000
Music Sponsor $2500
Signage and area for tent: $250

Contact Information. The Bocce Classic PO Box 292123 Kettering, Ohio 45429 937-258-3600
Kevin D. Sorice Chairman 937-475-0357

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