On the heels of a successful inaugural season, the Peter Igo Park Bocce League goes into season two with a head of steam and a new commissioner.
“We are very much looking forward to getting the team roster filled and the new season underway. It’s spring, and bocce is in the air!!!” said newly installed commissioner Eddie Finocchiaro, who looks forward to a banner year. “This season is going to leverage the successes of last year and look to make whatever improvements we can,” he added.
The league will commence on May 30th and conclude just after Labor Day, with a round-robin and a Spaghetti-and-Meatballs dinner/awards banquet. Games will be on Thursday night, and after bocce, The Jetty will be providing all “giocatores” (that’s “bocce player” in Italian) with half-price appetizers.
Teams will consist of two-to-four players, and we will have two matches (tentative times – 6 and 7:30 pm) each Thursday. So, if we get 16 teams, you will be playing every other week – something to look forward to all week!!!
Entry fee will be $35 per person – for this you will get:
A cool Peter Igo hat
The end of year banquet with trophies
The happiness in knowing that you have made a donation to a great institution and resource for the Town of Marshfield - Peter Igo Park!
We had a full contingent (16 teams) last year, so get your “squadra” (that’s “team” in Italian) together and sign up ASAP!!!
The tennis season begins in early April. Click here to see all that Marshfield Tennis Club has planned.
Late May/Early June we will look to form volleyball, basketball, and bocce leagues
Currently we believe we have a bocce commissioner and looking for a volunteer(s) to
oversee volleyball and basketball leagues
The park is receiving club 2 AAU status and will be able to run a sanctioned AAU
volleyball tournament. Stay tuned for details.
Meanwhile, Green Harbor River Rowing (GHRR) will be busy on the waterfront
teaching and training crew. The goal is to eventually have a high school crew team
representing Marshfield – Together with GHRR, friends of Peter Igo Park (FOPIP)
maintains 4 canoes and 4 kayaks for renters to those interested through Marshfield
The 17.5-acre park – An outdoor fitness facility is quite unique and offers the following –
canoeing, kayaking, crew, paddle boarding, bocce, volleyball, tennis, fitness stations, full
court basketball, street hockey, kiddie play area, off street parking and lights until 9:30
An agreement with neighboring DAV allows park patrons the use of the DAV ADA
compatible restrooms from 8AM to 8PM
The park is maintained by a large group of volunteers who tend to the “housekeeping,”
gardening, The Park Rangers and overall upkeep and maintenance which GHRR pitches
in with daily routines and keeps the waterfront pristine. Our strong relationship with the
DPW is always on board for the “heavy lifting,” along with an amazing group of local
tradespeople that always lend a hand when asked.
We encourage those who haven’t seen or used this “diamond in the rough” to come on
down and experience this amazing piece of town owned property!
Peter Igo Park hosted its first pickle ball fundraising tournament on September 8, 2018. 8 Advanced teams and 9 Intermediate teams competed to win their respective flights on their way to raising $850 for Friends of Peter Igo Park!
Congratulations to the winners!
Special thanks to Selkirk and Sportworks who donated paddles for the winners and balls for the tournament, Polar Beverages who donated water and seltzers to keep everyone hydrated and Haddad's Ocean Cafe who donated pizzas for after play nourishment!
Check out the pictures under the Pictures tab.
A new addition to Peter Igo Park saw its first action last weekend as the first official tournament was held on two recently built bocce courts.
Bud Duksta, Friends of Peter Igo Park Chairman, said there has already been lots of interest in the two championship-sized Italian Federation-recognized bocce courts, which were constructed by volunteers and the Friends of Peter Igo Park.
Saturday, April 28th, 4:00PM at the Emilson Branch YMCA in Hanover.
The Laura’s Love Event is growing! In addition to funding the Lob-Stars tennis group for tournament participation, necessary instructors and equipment, the 8th Annual Laura’s Love tennis tournament, raffles and fundraising will expand to support additional adaptive programs at the YMCA such as: aquatics, arts-based programming at Laura’s Center for the Arts, golf, wheelchair tennis and basketball.
This tournament is in memory of Laura Emilson-Reikert. Proceeds from this event benefit the Emilson YMCA's Adaptive programs. For more information on this tournament, please contact Maureen Ahl (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In addition to the tennis tournament, there will be a social starting at 6:30pm at the Laura's Center for the Arts.
Posted on February 3, 2018 by Keith Hay.