Teens: Ready For The Summer Of Your Life?

January 26, 2016

Jewish teen athletes are encouraged to apply for 2016 JCC Maccabi Games

The Rady Jewish Community Centre is accepting applications from Jewish teen athletes aged 13-16 to take part in the 2016 JCC Maccabi Games in Columbus, Ohio July 24-29, 2016.

Teens and their parents are encouraged to attend an information night on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Rady JCC.

“This is an incredible opportunity for Jewish youth to compete with others athletes, but also foster mutual respect and sportsmanship,” says Rady JCC Maccabi Games co-chair, Al Greenberg. “It’s also about fun and socialization, enriching their Jewish identity in an informal setting.”

Teens will be part of Team Winnipeg that will compete in one of the following sports: baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball, tennis, golf, swimming and table tennis.

“Maccabi Games was one of the best experiences I have had as a Jewish athlete,” says past Maccabi athlete, Shiri Berkowitz. “The games gave me the opportunity to participate in playing the sport I love in such a different way than any other program ever has.

“One minute you would be competing and playing hard to get the win, and the next minute you are sitting at lunch with the team you just played against,” Berkowitz adds. “Beyond the competition, Maccabi Games connected me with Jewish people from all over the world whom I am still in touch with today.”

Looking for female and male athletes who are between the ages of 13-16 as of July 31, 2016 who identify as being Jewish. Complete the application form here: Application form

Athlete/Parent Information Night

Date Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016
Time 7:30 p.m.
Location Multi-purpose Room (2nd Floor), Rady JCC, 123 Doncaster Stret

The Rady Jewish Community Centre is a registered charity, open to all. As a community centre, Rady JCC provides scholarships, camperships and community service programs for those in the community who need them most regardless of financial situation, ability, age or cultural background.

Maccabi Games Inquiries: Boris Bursak, Fitness & Health Manager, Rady JCC, 204-477-7540 bbursak@radyjcc.com

Media Inquiries: Mitch Calvert, Marketing Manager, Rady JCC, 204-477-7536, mcalvert@radyjcc.com