Turbo Bocce’s Creation (Part 3)

In anticipation of the tournament we have coming up Saturday October 17th, at the site of Turbo Bocce’s first ever championship, I want to chronicle the early days of Turbo Bocce, and the people who invented it.

This part will detail the nitty-gritty of creating Turbo Bocce. I’m going to title it:

Boobs

Fun fact, Turbo Bocce was not always called Turbo Bocce. It was originally called the Bocce Organization Of Beer Swillers – or B.O.O.B.S.

A second fun fact, we were not always mature adult people.

The decision to create a bocce league was agreed upon as detailed in part 2. Now it was time to execute.

The bulk of this execution was done by three people – Phil Martino, myself, and a new … Read More »

Turbo Bocce’s Creation (Part 2)

In anticipation of the tournament we have coming up Saturday October 17th, at the site of Turbo Bocce’s first ever championship, I want to chronicle the early days of Turbo Bocce, and the people who invented it.

This part will detail the exact moment that lead to the creation of Turbo Bocce. I’m going to title it:

Finding Lightning in a Bottle

I like to think that we are a smart group, but innovation requires something more than intellect, it requires a spark of inspiration. It requires that something of the divine be bestowed upon you.

Though it might not seem very divine, our muse came in the guise of bocce and beer.

After three years of experiences similar to the ones depicted in … Read More »

Turbo Bocce’s Creation (Part 1)

In anticipation of the tournament we have coming up Saturday October 17th, at the site of Turbo Bocce’s first ever championship, I want to chronicle the early days of Turbo Bocce, and the people who invented it.

To start, I’ll tell you a little bit about the people who invented Turbo Bocce and what we did before we had bocce to occupy us. I’m going to title it:

Follow your Heart

What attitudes do you associate with playing Turbo Bocce? A competitive spirit, certainly. Passion – probably too much passion (even for something as stupid as a bocce league). A willingness to embrace new experiences and new ideas. A general sense of giddiness and excitement. Can we forget the drinking? Lets face … Read More »

Player Spotlight: Julie Gilbert

On the heels of Allen LaVenture winning Syracuse Volunteer of the Year, we have an article in the Post Standard celebrating Julie Gilbert, and the wonderful work she does feeding the hungry of Syracuse.

I could go on and on about the great work Julie does at the Samaritan Center, but its probably best to hear her own words, which are far more eloquent than mine.

The rest of the article can be found here: http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2015/10/syracuse_poverty.html

I’m proud to say we have some great people in our league.  Next time you see Julie make sure to say hi, and thank her for all she does for our community.