LETTING FLY — Paul Amoroso, of Rome, sends his ball toward the pallino as he competes in the Special Olynpics bocce tournament at the Toccolana Club on Saturday. Amosoro was among hundreds of competitors enjoying the traditional Italian game at the club’s crushed stone courts on East Dominick Street. Additional photos, page 2. (Sentinel photo by John Clifford)
LET IT ROLL — Michael Cardone, of Rome, releases his ball as he looks to score some points during a Special Olympics bocce tournament at the Toccolana Club on Saturday. The club hosted nearly 300 competitors in the traditional Italian game at its courts on East Dominick Street. At right, Cardone’s teammate Paul Amoroso looks on.
GETTING THE TOURNEY ROLLING — Rome Mayor Jaqueline M. Izzo welcomes nearly 300 competitors to Rome and the Toccolana Club for a Special Olympics bocce tournament on Saturday morning. The event drew competitors from across the upstate region. (Sentinel photos by John Clifford)