This is the American Bocce Co Story

We are the American Bocce Company

We are a grass roots group of social sport entrepreneurs bringing communities, work places, friends, and families together through the timeless sport of bocce ball.

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After building bocce ball courts on vacant city lots in Chicago in 2013, we recognized two things about the sport. 1. That it has the incredible power of bringing people together and 2. That in a somewhat contradictory fashion, the sport may have suffered from a stigma of exclusivity. From there, we focused our attention towards community-developing and inclusiveness. It is from that point forward that the sport gained a newfound popularity and resurgence in the social sports market. Because of our unique approach to the game, no experience or skill is necessary. There is certainly a level of competitiveness but for a social sports company, ABC is more social than sport. There is a nearly equal split of men and women in the leagues, and an incredibly high retention rate in teams is the result of opponents become friends over time.

As a start-up, we’ve spent most of our early stages testing the limits of just how far bocce can reach. In early 2016, we introduced our unique version of the sport to Carnival Cruise Lines and after a successful on-board training, have outfitted 18 ships across Carnival’s fleet in the U.S. We’ve worked with chapters of Special Olympics all over the world in increasing the popularity of bocce on local levels. We’ve hosted hundreds of corporate events and tournaments. Most importantly, we have introduced social leagues to cities across the U.S. and are committed to bringing bocce ball to your town too!

The American Bocce Co Founders

From friends to pioneers and back again... these are the faces leading the way.

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Did someone say Casino?
Co-Founder

Alex Gara

Chief Executive Officer

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I throw Halos
Co-Founder

Alicia Harvey

Director of League Events

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Bocce, Bocce, Bocce
Co-Founder

Matt David

Managing Director / League Operations