Charity

29th Annual Nick Barbieri Charity Bocce Ball 2022

29 years ago, LiUNA Local 506 in partnership with the General Contractors’ Association of Toronto began its’ Annual Nick Barbieri Charity Bocce Ball Tournament.  Each year the Committee selects a charity that has at one point affected our members or their families.  Charities such as, Lupus Ontario; Thalassemia Foundation; Huntington Society; Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation; Palliative  Care Unit of the Hospital for Sick Children in Memory of Joshua Drake; Second Harvest; Sunnybrook Hospital Burn Unit;  Camp Oochigeas, Mens Sana, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Shining Through Centre, Bladder Cancer Canada, Toronto Azzuri Club; Waves of Changes for Autism;  and many more, in which over the years we have been able to raise well over 10 million dollars. It is only through the assistance of our organizations and incredible people such us you, which not only are we able to hold the Bocce Ball Tournament but help worthy causes.

We wish to extend our sincerest gratitude to all our Sponsors and Volunteers year after year for their wonderful support.  This year, our Charity Bocce Ball
Tournament took place on August 18th, 2022, and are pleased to announce that through their generous donations we have been able to raise over $90,000.00 in support of Luso Canadian Charitable Society, which provides a safe, supportive, and caring environment for individuals and families living with physical and/or developmental disabilities. 

Although this event ran smoothly and appeared effortless, it was far from easy.  Its success is due to months of planning and preparation of many committed individuals. Volunteers cover areas including administration, logistics, set up and clean up. The Executive Board and General Contractors’ Association send to all those who contributed a heartfelt thank you. Your efforts certainly will reward many of our charities who will benefit from your efforts.

It is through working with Community Groups, Charities, Employer Partners, Affiliates and Government that we have been able to make strides.
Congratulations to the 2022
Bocce Ball Winners