Philadelphia, PA, December 30th – Maccabi USA is seeking Jewish Swimmers, ages 15 and older, and volunteer staff to represent the United States at the 14th European Maccabi Games in Berlin, Germany, July 27th- August 5th, 2015, and at the 13th Pan American Maccabi Games in Santiago, Chile, December 28th 2015- January 4th 2016.
Tonja Magerman and Lou Moyerman, the General Chairmen of Maccabi USA’s European and Pan American Maccabi Games Organizing Committees, respectively, are working to appoint qualified athletes to represent the United States in Swimming.
“The Maccabi Games are extremely important to me because they build Jewish pride,” Moyerman says. “The Games provide Jewish athletes from the USA the chance to represent their country in an international sporting competition while bonding with their fellow Jewish athletes from the USA and around the world.”
Maccabi USA is scheduled to compete in swimming at the European Maccabi Games in the Masters Men’s and Women’s division, for those ages 35+. There will also be Juniors Boys’ and Girls’ Swim teams, for those born from 1997-2000. At the Pan American Maccabi Games, Maccabi USA will field Open Men’s and Women’s Swim teams, for those ages 18-35, as well as Juniors Boys’ and Girls’ teams, for those born from 2000-2001. There will also be Youth Men’s and Women’s team, for those born from 1998-1999, as well as teams in the Masters Men’s and Women’s division, for those ages 35+. Applications are available online now at www.maccabiusa.com
Maccabi USA builds Jewish pride through sports, producing the emotional intensity, high ideals, and powerful camaraderie of competition. We connect athletes, volunteers, fans, and supporters with the global Jewish community. Our athletic, educational, and cultural experiences build Jewish identity, perpetuate Jewish continuity worldwide, and strengthen support for the State of Israel.
For more information, please contact Shane Carr at 267.627.5647 or by email at [email protected].
About the organization:
Maccabi USA (MUSA) is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs. The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, and the Pan American and European Maccabi Games, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America. As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.
MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities. It strives to provide Jewish athletes the world over the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings. MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport. Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride Through Sports.
Maccabi USA has been selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) as a Multi-Sport Organization (MSO). The nonprofit organization becomes one of 35 MSOs nationwide to be recognized by the USOC for its ability to cultivate a national interest in sport and increase opportunities for participation internationally, nationally and at the grassroots level.