Tournament offers opportunity to showcase Oakland County

On July 20-21, Palazzo di Bocce will host an international tournament featuring 16 skilled players from eight countries who will compete for a $10,000 grand prize. Oakland County Board of Commissioners Chairman Michael Gingell, who represents Lake Orion, looks forward to welcoming athletes and spectators and encourages them to explore and enjoy Oakland County while attending the event.

“I am happy to have the opportunity to partner with Palazzo di Bocce to support this unique event and to show all our visitors why Oakland County is such a great place to live, work and raise a family,” said Chairman Gingell. “Oakland County is home to so many wonderful and unique communities, so I hope everyone attending the tournament will take some time to venture out and see all that our county has to offer.”

“Given the number of people competing abroad, bocce provides a great opportunity to showcase our community,” stated Tony Battaglia, the owner of Palazzo di Bocce, who emphasized his goal of bringing awareness of the sport of bocce to the United States with annual international tournaments of this caliber. Battaglia also expressed his appreciation to Gingell and the Board of Commissioners for supporting the event.

The tournament is an opportunity for people of all ages to see how the game is played and all are welcome to attend. There is no charge for admission. For additional information, call Palazzo di Bocce at 248-371-9987 or visit their website at

Gingell represents District 1, which includes the Village of Lake Orion, Orion Township and the City of Lake Angelus, as well as portions of Auburn Hills and Independence Township. He can be contacted at 248-858-0100 or For additional information about the Board of Commissioners, visit


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