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Sheltered Workshop hosts bocce event

September 29, 2012
By CRAIG HOWELL - Managing editor ( , Weirton Daily Times

WEIRTON - Clients of sheltered workshops from throughout the Ohio Valley came together in Weirton Friday for a day of fun and games.

Clients from workshops in Hancock, Brooke and Ohio counties in West Virginia, and Belmont County in Ohio, gathered at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Weirton Friday for the first of what could be many bocce tournaments.

"This is the first time we're doing it," Hancock County Sheltered Workshop Director Michael Hagg said. "We want to make it an annual thing."

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Eight teams representing sheltered workshops throughout the Ohio Valley gathered in Weirton Friday for a day of fun and games, which featured a bocce tournament. Organizers say they would like to make the tournament an annual event at the end of summer. -- Craig Howell

Eight teams competed Friday afternoon.

"It's a time for local workshops to get together and have fun," Hagg said.

Hagg explained organizers had seen a bocce tournament held annually at the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival in Wheeling, and thought it might be an opportunity to get the workshops together.

The possibility of holding a similar tournament in the spring also is being discussed.

(Howell can be contacted at and followed via Twitter @CHowellWDT)

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