Cali Bocce League

Valley Village

Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
Over 20 bought

In a Nutshell

Teams of 5–12 throw bocce balls on Tuesday nights for eight consecutive weeks, adjourning to local bars for post-game festivities

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 29, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. Online redemption required. Subject to weather. Valid only for Spring 2012 season. Teams must consist of same person or same 8 people at registration. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Bocce is an Italian tradition that’s become popular in the United States, like saying “ciao” or playing Twister on a mat dotted with personal pan pizzas. Import a good time with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

The first game of the season starts at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, followed by seven more games held every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Between 5 and 12 people constitute a full bocce team; individuals can sign up as free agents to be placed in a team later, and groups smaller than 5 will be combined with other small groups. Every team makes the playoffs and receives a set of T-shirts in its own distinguishing color.<p>

Cali Bocce League

The score is tied 14-14. Only one more point is needed to win the match. The last player up takes a deep breath and gently rolls her bocce ball toward the small palina, the sphere that marks the target during each set. As her bocce ball softly knocks away a rival team's ball and comes to rest mere millimeters from the palina, she finally exhales, raising her arms to accept the onslaught of high-fives from her teammates and the congratulatory handshakes from the other team. Together, both teams adjourn to a local pub for drink and dinner specials that usually end with the construction of a solar-system diorama made from bocce balls and tater tots.

So goes another game of bocce in the Cali Bocce League, a highly social conglomerate of all ages, genders, and athletic abilities. Teams of 5–12 people take to local parks throughout eight-week seasons that conclude with playoff games. In addition to a trophy, gift certificates, and free admission to next season, playoff winners glean a prestigious 2-liter glass known as Das Boot, filled to the brim with beer or liquefied palinas. Occasional game cancellations due to inclement weather are posted online on Cali Bocce League’s Facebook page.

Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    Valley Village

    11455 Magnolia Boulevard

    Los Angeles, CA 91601

    Get Directions

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.
{"bucketedExperimentData":{"experiments":{},"dealData":{"page_type":"local","deal_type":"g1","has_variations":false}}}