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2017 N&JT Charity Couples Bocce Tournament Lineup

Here is our starting line up for Saturday’s June 24th  N&JT Charity Couples Bocce Tournament
9:00 a.m. (Arrive for registration by 8:45 a.m.)
Game #1 The Bocce Pack @ Here we Come!!
Game #2 Mutts and Italians) @Saucy Balls!
Game #3 Snowbirds @ 3 Meatballs & a Medagoni
9:30 a.m. (Arrive for registration by 9:15 a.m.)
Game #4 Bill & Sally @ Friday Nite Specials
Game #5 Tiger Tail @ Surprise
Game #6 Odd Squad@ Get It Close
10:00 a.m. (Arrive for registration by 9:30 a.m.)
Game #7 Harvey’s Ball Bangers @ Lewis Clan
Game #8 Resolution Reached @ The Scarinova’s
Game #9 Two Brothers @TBD
17 Teams!!!

Would like to be a Bocce Tournament Sponsor?

You can help kids and families too!


  NT & JT

Charity Mixed Couples

June 24, 2017

Bocce Tournament

Sponsor List

Bocce Ball Tournament Sponsor        $500.00

Bocce Court Sponsor                          $350.00

Dinner Sponsor                                  $300.00

Entertainment Sponsor                       $250.00

Wine Sponsor                                     $150.00

Sign Sponsor                                       $100.00

Gift Sponsor                                        $100.00

Bocce Balls Sponsor                           $100.00

Cigar Sponsor                                     $ 75.00

Cannoli Sponsor                                 $ 75.00

Pallini Ball Sponsor                            $ 50.00


Donate an Item for the Silent Auction

Please select the item you would wish to sponsor and write below:

All Sponsors will be acknowledged at the dinner.







Telephone                                                                   Email address


Sponsor Item


Sponsors are welcome to attend the Dinner and Vito Zatto Show

I will ______ will not_______ attend the dinner.

If attending dinner – # of guests________


Please make checks payable to  “The Helping Kids and Families Fund, INC.”  Or donate online at   For more information contact HKFF at PO Box 431, Rockford, IL. 61105. Or email at

13th Annual Event!!

It’s almost here!

June 24th at the St. Ambrogio Bocce Courts 802 Montague St, Rockford,IL

The 13th annual John A Terranova Sr. Memorial N&JT Couples Charity Bocce Tournament!

Special guest Vito Zatto!


Spring is finally Here!! Must be time for Bocce!!!

Dear Friends

Spring is here! That means its Bocce Season!

On  Saturday, June 25, 2016, The Helping Kids and Families Fund, INC (501(c) (3) tax exempt) will be sponsoring our 12th Annual N&JT “John A. Terranova, Sr.” Charity Mixed Couples Bocce Ball Tournament at the St. Ambrogio Society bocce courts to raise funds for two programs benefiting our community. It’s hard to believe but it’s been 12 successful years helping kids and families in our community!

And, in addition to the tournament, at our dinner we’ll feature

The NEW Vito Zatto Show

Be prepared to eat, drink and feeling very merry!!

This fundraising event will benefit Rockford MELD – for their programs helping kids from single parent households and St. Anthony of Padua Church to replenish their fund  which helps families in need.  Since we started this event, the Helping Kids and Family Fund has raised over $40,000 for community organizations!

Would you be willing to donate to or sponsor our event, OR play in the Tournament?

Please take a look at our insert.  We hope we can count on your support.  Thank You.



                                          John Terranova

The Helping Kids and Families Fund, INC

OUR 2015 Bocce Lineup!!!

Here is the scheduled lineup for Saturday’s N&JT Charity Bocce Tournament:

9:15 a.m. Games – Please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m.
9:15 a.m Game #1 Journey Begins @ Double Sambuca

               Game #2  Rascals @ ?? Let’s do this Now or AKA Flosi’s team
               Game #3 Gugliuzza’s @ Friday Night Specials
9:45 a.m. Games – Please arrive no later than 9:30 a.m.
9:45 a.m. Game #4 Throw It Already @ Bove’s Auto
                Game #5 Kishwaukee Tap @Snowbirds
                 Game #6 Mulligans @ Shakin Up Springfield
10:15 a.m.Games = Please arrive no later than 10:00 am.
10:15 a.m. Game #7  TBA @ TBA