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Bocce courts planned for Don Fox Park

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Mayor Ash, Randy Laine and board members of Wilson County Special Olympics

Should be ready by late spring
The City of Lebanon joined forces with Wilson County Special Olympics in the fall of 2015 in an effort to bring the popular game of Bocce to Don Fox Park for people of all ages to enjoy.

The object of Bocce is to roll a bocce ball closest to the target ball on the surface of a court -- a combination of bowling and horseshoes.

The low-impact game which has been enjoyed for generations in Italy is the third most participated sport in the world next to soccer and golf.

Bocce is now recognized as an official Special Olympics sport and provides people with special needs the opportunity to exercise, have social contact, and gain self-confidence.

Wilson County Special Olympics has partnered with the City of Lebanon for a location for these much needed courts adjacent to the parking lot near the Lily Pad at 406 N Castle Heights.

With a children's park, walking trails, pavilion and ample parking, this centrally located park will be the ideal location for the courts.

The Special Olympics of Wilson County has the support and assistance from the City of Lebanon, Wilson County (via Recreational grants in 2015 and 2016), private companies and individuals via monetary donations, product donations and, soon to be needed, man hours. What better way to give back to your community than supporting the Special Olympics with a permanent Bocce Court that you and your family can utilize or watch a great game of Bocce Ball.

For more information or to volunteer for man hours please contact: Randy Laine (615-444-3647) at the Lebanon City Hall, Dawn Bradley (615-453-7288) or Renee Manning (615-453-7287) at the Wilson County Board of Education.

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