United States Bocce Federation (USBF)
Rules and regulations: http://www.bocce.com/rules-2/usbf-open-bocce-rules/
A charitable non-profit organization, the United States Bocce Federation (USBF) was founded in 1977 to promote the sport, and lobby for the inclusion of bocce as an Olympic sport. Chris Gerardo, a bocce enthusiast, is considered as the Father of USBF. Among his many contributions to the Federation, Chris is credited for broadening USBF’s scope, both in the national and international levels. He also helped realize the first national convention in March 1978.
Today, USBF lives by Chris’ legacy and organizes annual national championships, and sends off the winners to represent the US in the world bocce championships. USBF also facilitates activities at the local and regional levels such as beginner’s clinics, tournaments for all age groups, and assisting Special Olympics programs. USBF is also a proud member of two international bocce organizations, the Confederizone Boccistica Internazionale and the Federation Internationale de Boules.