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UNICO bocce tournament benefits high school athletic programs


MILTON — Eight teams participated in UNICO Delmarva’s fifth annual Bocce Tournament at Dogfish Head Brewery on June 15. Proceeds of the tournament will be donated to the UNICO Delaware 1 Brian Piccolo Award and Ceremony to be held at St. Edmond Education Center in Rehoboth Beach in November.
A $1,000 award is given each year to a Sussex County high school athletic team, won by one of its senior members who is of Italian origin. All nominees receive a gift bag valued at over $200, filled with movie tickets, gift cards and passes to area attractions donated by local businesses and merchants. They will also have the right to list this nomination to a National Award on applications for higher education and employment, citing good character and sportsmanship in the tradition of the famed Brian Piccolo, a running back for the Chicago Bears who died at age 26 from an aggressive form of cancer.
Applications for this award will be available at the beginning of the school year to high school senior athletes from their guidance counselor or athletic director.
Bocce is a sport first documented in a painting in an ancient Egyptian tomb. It has become a popular sport in the area, with many
courts available to homeowners in various neighborhoods and also public courts. IAH
For more information contact event chair Mary Catania at MCAT@MCHSI.com or Maria Teresa Morrison at unicodelawaredistrict1@gmail.com.

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