Annual Charity Bocce Invitational

Tournament to Wellness

Thank you for your interest in the Madison Area YMCA’s Annual Charity Bocce Invitational! All proceeds from the event raises funds for the Madison Area YMCA’s Paths to Wellness programming, including LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, a no-fee 12-week health and wellness program for cancer survivors and their families.

The Madison Area YMCA, in partnership with the Forum Club of Madison, has recently made the difficult decision to forego the 2020 Annual Bocce Tournament.  

The decision was made after a critical assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tournament logistics, and with serious consideration of the health and safety of all participants, sponsors, Forum Club members and YMCA staff.  

The Madison Area YMCA is adapting current programs while also taking on new, essential work to meet the ever-changing needs of our community during this challenging time. And as we do so, financial support is needed now more than ever. We are committed to renewing our community and believe that we are stronger together.  

Although we are not able to gather and enjoy our valued time together playing bocce for a good cause, in the coming months, please look out for ways to support the Madison Area YMCA with a donation to our Annual Fund. Any donations made in lieu of the tournament will still support our Paths to Wellness program participants and low-income working families within our community that need the Y now more than ever.  

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to a time when we can all be back on the court together again.

Please contact Associate Development Director Melissa DeSalvo or call 973-822-9622 x2248 to make a donation or if you have any questions.


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18th Annual Bocce Invitational Champions

Congratulations to our 1st place team Balls of Fury and 2ndplace team Chatham Collision! The teams celebrated victory at the Madison Area YMCA’s 18thAnnual Bocce Invitational.

Team members included:
Balls of Fury: George Mandala of Madison; Captain of Balls of Fury Bob Rocco of Madison; Rob Mutone of Madison; Mike Heyrich of Madison, Joe Vilarino of Florham Park and Terrence Gilligan of Morristown.

Chatham Collision: Nick Shaw of Warren; Bill Palmer, Sr. of Chatham Township; Patrick Palmer of Tewksbury and Captain of Chatham Collision, Bill Palmer, Jr. of Chatham Township.