by George J. Galasso
Bocce Club Chairperson
Last year, the Riderwood Bocce Club won a tournament against sister-community Charlestown. The win brought with it a small trophy and the need to figure out where it could be displayed. To our surprise, we learned that there was no such place. Previous trophies were stored in a closet. We thought this was an overlooked opportunity to show residents and future residents that Riderwood was a vibrant, active, fun community. So we lobbied for a trophy case where these tokens could be displayed.
With the support of fitness manager Paula Butler, we succeeded, and we now have a trophy case which is housed in the Lakeside Commons Fitness Center. Although it is not in a very visible spot, it is a temporary location. The intent is to house it there until it finds its permanent home in the new Wellness Center when it is built.
We then set about locating existing awards from the Pickleball Group, Putting Club, Softball Team, Table Tennis team, and the Tennis Club . We invite any other group we overlooked participate in sharing any existing trophy or a future ones. Thus far the trophy case includes the First Annual Riderwood Bocce Tournament Award, which we hope will be the first of many. Other trophies found in the closet and elsewhere include Softball, Putterland Ball, Table Tennis, Golf, Tennis, March Madness Fitness Competition and a plaque for our support of Special Olympics.
We are pleased to have this new addition to Riderwood so that residents and future residents can see that Riderwood is an active, lively, and exciting community. We invite you to check out the trophy case in the Lakeside Commons Fitness Center from 1-3 p.m. on May 24. Light refreshments will be served.