2019 - 2020 Capital Improvements

Happy New Year To All!

First, we would like to thank everyone for a very successful 2019 season and congratulations to our summer, fall and senior champions.  It’s time to start getting excited for our 2020 season.  In an effort to keep everyone updated as much as possible with the many great new things that you may or may not have noticed, below is list of most of those things from 2019 and some exciting new plans for this 2020 year.

  • Installed our new flagpole which is lit up in the night

  • Added a light on the tree carving which is lit up at night

  • Added lights on the steps leading up to the pavilion

  • Removed door and replaced entire front wall of the cabin which was really degrading badly and added 2 new windows and window guards.

  • Rewired entire interior of cabin, adding new ceiling lights, receptacles etc.

  • Replaced all outside receptacles with commercial grade covers and child proof receptacles Replaced / changed 95% of lights to LED Added accent lighting around the cabin and pavilion roofs and windows outside the cabin

  • All lights are now on motion sensors except for the court lights and under the pavilion

  • Replaced broken ladies room toilet along with some additional plumbing work inside the cabin

  • Applied polyurethane all the picnic tables, benches, scoreboards, bulletin board, also painted the black tables and ball holders

  • Won 3rd place for ‘public outside gardens’ and 2nd place for ‘environmentally sustainable gardens’ from the Norristown Garden Club

  • Started up the Jerry Milice Jr. Youth Invitational again, it was a big success and we will continue to do this event every year to introduce the young people in our community to the great game of bocce.

  • Our Annual Chasing The Cure Bocce Tournament raised almost $9,000.00 which brings our total to date donated directly to Fox Chase Cancer Center to $94,125.00. We should all be very proud!!!

Some New Things To Look For In 2020

  • We are insulating along with drywalling and painting the inside of the cabin

  • We are installing heating and air conditioning inside the cabin

  • We are installing handicapped parking at the zoo end of the courts

  • Finishing the pavers under the pavilion

  • Adding sod in some areas around the pavilion and cabin

  • Working on plans to redo the kitchen area inside the cabin

  • Installing new boards around the courts and getting court #2 level again possibly at the end of the fall evening league season

We have come a long way in the 25 years of the N. B. L. and look forward to many, many more years of great bocce, friendship, fun and of course food.span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  We will continue to do the very best we possibly can in what is and always will be in the best interest of the league and all of it’s members.  

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, ideas at all, please do not hesitate to ask any  B. O. D. at any time or e-mail us at ‘norristownbocceleague.com’.  None of this would be possible without you our members and we look forward to another successful 2020 year with everyone.

Again, Thank You All For Your Continued Support!!!

N. B. L. – B. O. D.