2018-01-31 / Local News

Mid-Atlantic Games heads to Baltimore

The Katz JCC will attend the Mid-Atlantic Junior Maccabi Games on Sunday, May 6, a one-day sporting event for Jewish athletes ages 9-12. This day is an opportunity for young Jewish athletes to be a part of a team and experience what the JCC Maccabi Games (13-16-year-olds) experience is like, but on a smaller scale. This year, the Junior Maccabi Games is open to Jewish athletes ages 9-12; competitions will be held separately for ages 9-10 and 11-12 for safety and improved competition.

Delegations from all over the Mid-Atlantic region, from as far as Rockland, NY to Virginia will travel to the Rosenbloom JCC in Baltimore, MD to participate in a variety of team and individual sports: Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Basketball, Baseball, Flag Football, Swimming, Tennis and Table Tennis.

“The Mid-Atlantic Junior Maccabi Games are a great introduction to the JCC Maccabi program,” said Bill Christy, JCC sports and leagues director. “Our Junior athletes find the Mid-Atlantic Games to be an incredibly rewarding experience and gets them motivated and excited to participate on Team South Jersey during the weeklong JCC Maccabi Games in the summer! We are thrilled that we can offer a Maccabi Games experience this year for those 9- and 10-year-olds to allow younger athletes to participate as well.”

The Mid-Atlantic Junior Maccabi Games are open to the community for those who are Jewish and between the ages of 9-12 as of May 1, 2018. All athletes receive lunch and snacks and a commemorative t-shirt.

Tryouts will be held throughout the month of February.

For more information, please contact Bryan Lentine, delegation head at blentine@jfedsnj.org or visit www.katzjcc.org/jcc-maccabi-games.

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