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LFPR - February 25, 2020 - 0 comments

SAVANNAH, GA – February 25, 2020 – The Landings is hosting its first-ever bocce charity tournament, to benefit Greenbriar Children’s Center, from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, March 27 followed by an awards luncheon at the Plantation Club. Greenbriar has been serving children and families in Savannah for over 70 years.

This will be a fast-paced style of Bocce, with four-person teams rolling their way to the championship match. Beginners are welcome! A variety of raffle prizes will be available as well. Raffle tickets are $5 or 10 for $40.

Bocce dates back to 5000 B.C. and has continued to be a popular game throughout the millennia. The game begins with a coin toss, and the winning team chooses a player to pitch the smaller ball, called the pallina, from the end of the court. The same player then aims to roll the bocce ball as close as possible to the pallina. Then, the opposing team aims to do the same thing, hopefully bumping the other team’s bocce farther from the pallina. The teams continue this each round, scoring points for whoever’s bocce is closest to the pallina.

“What a fun way to get outdoors and enjoy some exercise while supporting a charitable cause! We are very excited to be a part of this tournament and are thankful to The Landings Club for hosting it for our organization,” said Greenbriar’s Executive Director Gena Taylor. “Entry is limited, so we encourage people to sign up soon to compete for championship bragging rights.”

Entry is $65 with lunch included and all proceeds will be donated to Greenbriar. To register, please call Greenbriar Board President Melissa Emery at 912-598-1883. Interested participants should make a check out to Greenbriar Children’s Center and mail it to: Melissa Emery 43 Cotton Crossing West, Savannah, GA 31411.

Greenbriar Children’s Center is a nonprofit organization that promotes the healthy development of children and the strengthening of families through services provided. These services include emergency shelter, family preservation, early childhood education and care, and Project Safe Place.

To learn more about Greenbriar Children’s Center and its history, please visit or call 912-234-3431.

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