USA Boccia is proud to announce that the 2017 BISFed World Open Boccia Tournament will be hosted at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 22-29, 2017.
Boccia is a Paralympic sport of accuracy, strategy, and mental toughness. Boccia is played individually, as well as in teams, using leather balls. There are 4 different classes of players, all with severe physical disabilities.
Boccia teams from across the world will be coming to Kansas City to compete for world ranking points. USA Boccia is expecting to host 15 countries, which will bring 120 athletes with disabilities, 200 coaches and staff, plus 40 international officials to for this Paralympic qualifying event. USA Boccia and Kansas City are not new to hosting Boccia tournaments, having hosted the 2013 Boccia Americas Cup and the 2015 and 2016 USA Boccia Nationals. KCI Expo Center hosted the 2016 Boccia Nationals.
USA Boccia is looking forward to Team USA having the “home field” advantage in Kansas City with four local athletes in the USA Qualifying Pool.
USA Boccia also needs volunteers, incentives, in-kind gifts, and corporate sponsorships for this event. To become involved in the 2017 BiSFed World Open Boccia Tournament, see contact information above.
About USA Boccia
USA Boccia is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, headquartered in Bay Shore, New York, whose mission is to provide persons with physical disabilities the opportunity to play, learn, and compete in the sport of Boccia on the local, regional, national, and international level. USA Boccia is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the High-Performance Member Organization for the sport of Boccia.
For more information about USA Boccia, visit http://www.usaboccia.org