JCC Maccabi Games® 2017

Posted by: Devin Billstein, BBYO City Director on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 8:00:00 am

The Barshop JCC recently took 17 athletes to compete in this year’s JCC Maccabi Games® in Miami. Over the span of 6 days, from August 6-11, the athletes competed in a variety of different sports against teams from throughout the US, as well as a number of countries from around the world. Team San Antonio competed in boys & girls basketball, soccer, baseball, boys & girls tennis, and swimming. The team brought home bronze medals in boys basketball and baseball, as well as gold and bronze medals in swimming.

2017 Team San Antonio

Each participant was matched with a host family while in Miami. The families not only provided housing and transportation every morning and night, but also had a chance to take their temporary house guests out for their choice of fun one of the evenings. One of the activities intermixed with the games was JCC Cares. During JCC Cares, the Maccabi Day of Service, every athlete took time to participate in converting a pair of denim jeans they donated into shoes for children in third world countries. Additionally, the Miami host community planned an array of activities throughout the week. Trips were made to fun places such as the Miami Zoo and Dave & Buster’s. The athletes are already excited to compete in next year’s JCC Maccabi Games® in Orange County, with hopes of bringing home the gold!

JCC Maccabi Games® 2018

The 2018 JCC Maccabi Games® experience is open to Jewish teens ages 13 to 16 as of July 31, 2018. Come join other Jewish teens from around the country at this week-long event. Guys and gals can compete in Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Table Tennis, Tennis, Lacrosse, Swimming, or Girls Volleyball. All athletes will also participate in great activities like host family night, fun social events, and Day of Caring and Sharing!

For more information, contact Devin Billstein, BBYO City Director, at 210-302-6869.

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