Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/3/11
Two Philadelphia team tryouts for the 2011 JCC Maccabi Games – to be held this summer in Philly – are scheduled for this Sunday, Feb. 6, and Sunday, Feb. 27 at Starfinder in Manayunk,
The tryouts this Sunday begin at 8:30 a.m. The Feb. 27 session starts at 10 a.m. Starfinder is located at 4015 Main St. in Manayunk. The coach is Eve Wilderman, who led Team Philly to a bronze medal last year in Baltimore.
To register to try out, click here
For more information, e-mail Wilderman at email@example.com.
The games, now in their 26th year, are an Olympic-style five-day event for Jewish boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 16. A total of 1,250 athletes from throughout North America and four foreign countries will compete in 11 different sports at venues throughout Philadelphia and its suburbs.
The games are coming to the Philadelphia area for the second time in their 26-year history and again will be hosted by the Kevy K. and Hortense M. Kaiserman Jewish Community Center. Kaiserman JCC also hosted the games in 2001.
The mission of the JCC Maccabi Games states that the program is a Jewish event for Jewish teenagers with the intent to foster long-lasting memories and identification with organized Jewish community groups as well as identification with Israel. To participate in the Games, athletes must be at least 13 years old and CANNOT have turned 17 years old as of July 31 the year of the Games.
All athletes must be Jewish, which is defined as follows: One of the athlete’s parents is Jewish and the athlete is being raised Jewish, or is a Jew by choice and is being raised Jewish. In the spirit of the Games, if the parent or child does not believe that they are Jewish on a year round basis, then the child should not participate in the JCC Maccabi Games
For further information on the games and all tryouts, call the Kaiserman JCC at 610-896-7770.