The 14th Annual Joey O Bocce Classic will be held IN PERSON ON April 24th, 2022!

This has been a difficult few years for all of us. Because the health of you and your families is our top priority, we have decided to limit the event to 32 teams and take precautions in accordance with CDC guidelines. We are excited to be out on the field again after a 2 year hiatus! Registration is now closed.

A big thanks to this year’s sponsors and contributors!


April 24th, 2022


Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh NC

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Registration is now closed.
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Your contribution will strengthen the effort in finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis!
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We have several sponsorship opportunities available. Please review the various levels.

  • The Berg Family
  • Bocci Trattoria & Pizzeria
  • Bosphorus Restaurant
  • Camp Bow Wow
  • Caribou Coffee
  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • Carolina Inn
  • Chicken Salad Chicks
  • The Connor Family
  • Corbett’s Burgers & Soda Bar
  • Corner Tavern & Grill
  • Crosstown Pub & Grill
  • Desy’s Grill & Bar
  • Float Your Boat
  • Fresh Market
  • Goldfish Swim School
  • Jet’s Pizza
  • Johnson’s Jewelers
  • Johnny’s Pizza
  • Knights Play
  • The Kuhn Family
  • La Farm
  • Learning Express
  • Mac’s Tavern
  • The Mayton
  • North Carolina State
  • Onyx Hair Designs
  • P.F. Chang’s
  • Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre
  • Roma Italian Deli & Pizza
  • Ruth’s Chris
  • Sophie’s Grill & Bar
  • Shaky Rays
  • The Schanz Family
  • Stacey Pinny
  • Swagger
  • Tint World
  • Trader Joe’s
  • The Upper Deck
Rolling to cure cystic fibrosis!

Joe O’Connell lost his fight with Cystic Fibrosis in November 2009, at the age of 32. He had spent three months fighting in the ICU at Duke University Hospital. During this time his wife, Kristy, gave birth to their daughter, Piper Rose.

Those that knew Joe remember his positive spirit, infectious laugh and zest for life. He was quite the character, life of the party, and friend to everyone. We are inspired by his energy, and continue the march forward in the battle against Cystic Fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus. In the 1950s, few children with Cystic Fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF.

Joe O'Connell in 2008. He was chair of our first ever bocce event called "The Bocce Blast."
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