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All Invited to Madison Area YMCA Charity Bocce Tournament

The 10th Annual Madison Area YMCA Charity Bocce Classic is now underway. Pictured competing at this year’s event is La Signoras: Nina Phakey from Madison, Sharon Kunas, team captain, from Madison, Mary Ellen Mercadante from Florham Park and Dorothy Meaney from Madison.  

The 10th Annual Madison Area YMCA Charity Bocce Classic is well underway, and all are welcome to attend the matches and watch the teams compete. 

The Charity Bocce Classic began on September 12th with teams divided into two divisions – Competitive and Recreational. As the tournament action gets underway, match participants are enjoying the crisp fall nights as well as friendly competition, camaraderie and the challenge of learning to play Bocce. The Recreational division played their exciting championship final match on Thursday, October 13. The Balls of Fury were the recreational division champions and The Big C’s were the recreational division finalists. The Competitive division will play their championship match on Thursday, October 20 at 5:00pm, followed by awards and a tournament banquet for all players. The court is located at the far end of the Madison Area YMCA parking lot, located at 111 Kings Road in Madison, adjacent to the Forum Club. Come and cheer on your favorite local team.

100% of the tournament proceeds assist families who need help with the cost of after-school care and enriching Y programs at the Kirby Children’s Center and the Y’s Family Center. This year’s tournament is hosted by the Forum Club and with sponsors Investors Bank, Madison Honda, Rocco's Tuscany Bar & Grill and Villa Rose Wine School.  

Please contact June Whiting, at 973-822-9622 or  for more information about this and other YMCA charity events.  Online donations as well as more information on programs and classes offered at the Y are available at

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