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Taste of the North End Hosts the 10th Annual Bocce Tournament on September 22, 2013 – Registration Open

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Taste of the North End Hosts the 10th Annual Bocce Tournament
Guests are invited to Gather Together to Enjoy Some Bocce-Playing along with a Traditional Italian-Style Barbeque

What: The Taste of the North End, one of Boston’s most popular festivals founded by Lucia Ristorante’s Donato Frattaroli, will host the 10th Annual Bocce Tournament on Sunday, September 22 to raise funds for various scholarships and help support the North End Community.

Nine years ago, the Taste of the North End, began a new tradition on Boston’’s Historic Waterfront, its first annual Bocce Tournament at the Langone Bocce Courts to raise funds for scholarships and the North End community. The time has come again to come and enjoy a fun filled day at the beautiful, waterfront bocce courts during our Tenth Annual Tournament. Be a sponsor, competitor or a spectator and feast on the tastes of an old fashioned Italian cookout. Notables such as Mayor Menino, Anthony Petruccelli, Sal LaMattina, and Aaron Michlewitz will be there to join in on the fun.

Whether you are a sponsor, competitor, or spectator, come indulge in true Italian traditions and have a chance to make Bocce history, all while raising money for a good cause!

When: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 10:00 AM

Where: Langone Bocce Courts, Commercial Street, Boston, MA


  • For more information or to reserve a team, please contact Pam Modungo at 781-956-7441
  • Teams are $100 per 2 person team
  • Spectator tickets include dinner for $25 per person
  • Two trophies will be at stake on September 22, 2013. The first will be the Championship Trophy, awarded to the winners of the tournament. The second will be the ““Sponsor’’s Trophy””, awarded to the company who sponsored the bracket from which the champions emerged. Both trophies will be engraved with this year’’s winning names.

Come be a part of this tradition as it grows from year to year, enter today, either as a sponsor or a competitor, for a chance to have your name recorded in bocce history!


About Taste of the North End

The Taste of the North End was founded by Donato and Nancy Frattaroli in 1993 as a benefit for Casa Monte Cassino. The Frattarolis became aware of Casa Monte Cassino when a family from Italy came into their North End restaurant. The family was staying at the CMC while their four daughters received medical attention at Boston’s Children’s Hospital Boston. The Frattarolis were touched by their story and inspired by the mission of the Casa; to provide a place to stay for impoverished families from around the world while their children receive serious medical attention in Boston. Over the next few weeks, as the Frattarolis developed the idea for the Taste of the North End to raise funds to help Casa Monte Cassino provide its invaluable services.

The Frattarolis, with the support of the North End restaurant community, held the First Annual Taste of the North End in the basement of St. John’s School. That first year, guests were able to try dishes from fifteen North End eateries. The success of the event has been incredible. What started in St. John’s moved to the local Coast Guard Base, the New England Aquarium, and finally to the DCR’s Steriti Rink on Commercial Street. The Taste of the North End currently features over 35 restaurants, bakeries and distributors. Since its inception, the Taste of the North End has raised over $600,000 for Casa Monte Cassino and other local North End charities.

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