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Extreme Bocce Benefit Tournament 2007

By Nate | September 24, 2007

Tamara Powell with Burton Snowboard players, Vermont Teddy BearYou couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to hold the 2007 Extreme Bocce Benefit Tournament of Vermont, Friday, September 21. As the mercury crept into the low 80′s, the Bear Crew met the challenge, hosting the Tournament on the grounds of the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory here in Shelburne…and throwin’ ’round some mad bocce balls, y’all.

It was the second annual tournament we’ve hosted for the benefit of United Way of Chittenden County . We raised $575 for UWCC just from the Bear Crew, but we also have an annual United Way week with lots of fundraising events. As we say, “Be Bear. Share the honey.”

We were joined on the field of Bocce combat by stouthearted Vermont firms Burton Snowboards, Gardener’s Supply, and Hampton Direct. The competition was fierce (uh, as fierce as tossing little wooden balls can get), and in the end, Team Burton emerged victorious. Congratulations to Smajo Sehovic and Maruan Taji (see pic above with Tamara Powell).

Here are more pics and a short video I took at the tournament:

Chris Powell at Extreme Bocce Benefit Tournament 2007, Vermont Teddy Bear
Chris Powell

 

Tamara Powell at Extreme Bocce Benefit Tournament 2007, Vermont Teddy Bear
Tamara Powell
(P.S., Tamara and Chris filled in at the last minute, so hats off to ‘em!)

 

Part of the crowd at Extreme Bocce Benefit Tournament 2007, Vermont Teddy Bear
Bear Crew on the hill

 

Rick Coon at Extreme Bocce Benefit Tournament 2007, Vermont Teddy Bear
Rick Coon

 

Karl Kemerait at Extreme Bocce Benefit Tournament 2007, Vermont Teddy Bear
Karl Kemerait (You have to squint…or click the pic)

 

Short video showing the 2007 Extreme Bocce Benefit Tournament at Vermont Teddy Bear
Bear’s-eye-view from the hill (Short video):
Corn fields, Bocce matches, Bear Crew,
and lots of late-summer crickets in the background

Topics: Bear Crew, Good News | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Extreme Bocce Benefit Tournament 2007”

  1. Cialiska Says:
    July 17th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Not Bad

  2. Nate Says:
    July 22nd, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    The money raised for UWCC, or the actual Bocce playing? [:-)]

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