A new high school sport that connects all the students

University Communications & Marketing | 03/25/2024

Kaleidoscope is a 30 minute weekly good news magazine covering west-central Pennsylvania and beyond. On the March 10 episode, host Sara Cameron introduced viewers to Unified Bocce Ball, a competitive co-ed high school sport similar to lawn ball that  taking hold in the region thanks to the dedication of  Penn Cambria High School. This episode of Kaleidoscope centers around the The Invitational held at Altoona Area High School on February 3 in partnership with Saint Francis University's Rural Education Alliance for Leadership (REAL) Institute with 96 students competing. Unified Bocce Ball, sponsored by Special Olympics, is formed from teams where half of the athletes on each team are Special Olympics participants and the other half has no disabilities. The sport brings the students closer together and the focus is on both competitive play and having fun as a team.


Screen shot Kaleidoscope March 10 episode

 About Kaleidoscope

From the moon rover, windmills, honey bees and so much more; a different “thing” each week will surprise and excite you! Kaleidoscope can be seen weekends on FOX 8 and ABC 23. You can view other past Kaleidoscope episodes online.

About the REAL Institute

The Rural Education Alliance for Leadership (REAL) Institute  is designed to help local communities and educational agencies come together in efforts to support the needs of rural schools.

 Scenes from the Day