Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department on August 2 to cut the ribbon on the newly improved bocce ball courts at Crocker Amazon Park. The event was part of a National Night Out event at the park, hosted by the San Francisco Police Department and the Outer Mission Merchants and Residents Association. Initial project funding was provided through a $100,000 add-back from the Board of Supervisors to the Public Utilities Commission. According the United States Bocce Federation, bocce is the third most participated sport in the world behind soccer and golf. There are 25 million bocce players throughout the United States alone.