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  • n. A sport, similar to bocce, designed to be played by people with impaired motor skills.

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  • A sport designed for athletes with a disability. Similar to bocce, it is designed to be played by people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities affecting motor skills.

    The aim of the game is to throw leather balls as close as possible toward a white target ball (jack). The jack is thrown first, then each side takes turns to toss their ball towards the jack. The balls can be moved with hands, feet, or with an assistive device (if the competitor's disability is severe). At the end of each round, the referee measures the distance of the balls closest to the jack, and awards points accordingly.

    September 6, 2008