|A man just about to throw the Bocce ball.
Bocce is a competitive game that can be played one-on-one, in pairs, or in teams of three. It is played on a specially marked court, usually with a hard surface. The object of the game is to throw or bowl game balls so that they land as close as possible to a special target ball. The game begins with a player throwing the white target ball onto the court. Opponents then take turns trying to throw or bowl their game balls as close as possible to the target ball. When all the game balls have been thrown, a referee determines the points awarded to individuals or teams based on a measurement of how close the game balls are to the target ball.
Bocce is an official sport of the National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA), the Dwarf Athletic Association of America (DAAA) and Special Olympics International (SOI). Two modified versions of bocce are commonly played: Precision Bocce and Special Olympics Bocce.