Mike’s Memorabilia: Ralph Galtelli Cup

Though I have never played on a regular basis, I’ve been able to hone my bocce skills at various Italian eating establishments such as New York’s Il Vagabondo over the years. Back in June team Bella Sera came away with its fourth Ralph Galtelli Cup after winning the bocce tournament at the 21st annual Memphis Italian Festival. I proudly boasted our championship title while doing the Riviera Basketball Camp over in Italy last week. Every time I came across a bocce court I would try to line up an international match against Bella Sera, but I couldn’t find any challengers. Guess they were all intimidated.

Team Bella Sera: Mike Fratello, David Hudman, Bill Lucchesi and Jim Lucchesi