On the bocce courts of the Italian Athletic Club in Stockton, several players practiced Sept. 12. They belong to a pair of teams going to Boston in October for the Pan American Friendship Games, where they will compete against teams from Argentina and Brazil. They earned the trip with their showings at the 2016 National Bocce Championships, held June 27 in Livermore.

On the bocce courts of the Italian Athletic Club in Stockton, several players practiced Sept. 12. They belong to a pair of teams going to Boston in October for the Pan American Friendship Games, where they will compete against teams from Argentina and Brazil. They earned the trip with their showings at the 2016 National Bocce Championships, held June 27 in Livermore. David Canclini, Vern Cooper and Bob Kennedy are part of Renewal by Andersen, formerly the Sopranos. Carol Del Prete of Stockton is going along with her Team Finezza teammates, Diana Pellegrini and Teresa Rea of San Rafael. Videos by Kevin W. Hecteman.