Among the many fundraisers being held for injured firefighter Jason Fazio was the bocce tournament on March 12, 2011. Held at the Sons of Italy in Asbury Park, I planned to spend an hour or two photographing some of it. A member of one of the teams didn’t show up, so I was drafted to play. This was lucky, as my photos improved once I better understood the game. This bocce tournament was more of a social outing than a sport, and it was insanely fun. At times I was switching instantly between rolling the ball and snapping photos to get the perspective both as a player and as a spectator.
The photos here are highlights from the day. Click here to see the complete gallery of images.