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JCC of Mid-Westchester Announces Tryouts For 2013 JCC Maccabi Games

A general information meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 3 at the JCC in Scarsdale and tryouts will begin on January 7.

This summer, the JCC Maccabi Games® will take place in Austin, TX, from July 28 to August 2, and in Orange County, CA, from August 4 to 9.  The JCC of Mid-Westchester will send a delegation of athletes to each set of games. 

A general information meeting will take place at 7:30pm on Thursday, January 3 at the JCC, 999 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale and tryouts will begin on January 7.

The tryout schedule for team sports is as follows.  All tryouts take place at the JCC of Mid-Westchester, 8:00-9:15 pm.

 

SPORT

AGE

DATE

Basketball

Boys 13-14

1/9 & 1/14

Basketball

Boys 15-16

2/25 & 2/27

Basketball

Girls 13-16

1/7

Soccer

Boys 13-14

2/6 & 2/11

Soccer

Boys 15-16

2/6 & 2/11

Soccer

Girls 13-16

2/4

Baseball

Boys 13-14

1/28 & 1/30

Baseball

Boys 15-16

1/28 & 1/30

Athletes interested in Boys Inline Hockey, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Girls Softball and Girls Volleyball and artists interested in Acting, Improv, Musical Theatre, Rock & Jazz, Sports Broadcasting, Visual Arts or Vocal Music should attend an information/sign up meeting on January 30th at 7:00pm at the JCC.  Athletes interested in Tennis, Swimming, Track, Golf, Table Tennis, Bowling or Dance should attend an information/sign up meeting on February 11 at 7:00pm at the JCC.

The JCC Maccabi Games ® have been offering a life-and personality-shaping experience to Jewish teenagers since 1982. At this Olympic-style sporting event for Jewish teens 13-16 years old, each athlete has the chance to participate in one of several team or individual sports in events spanning the week-long experience, creating memories that will last a lifetime.  The Games are the largest Jewish teen event in the world – each summer over 6,000 Jewish teens participate and over 100,000 teens have benefited from the JCC Maccabi Games since they were introduced.

The JCC Maccabi Games however serve a larger purpose than athletic competition. The Games also promote community involvement, teamwork, and pride in being Jewish.  Off the field, the teens participate in the Opening Ceremonies, evening social activities including amusement parks, zoos, host family night, parties and dances, all designed to encourage interaction among the athletes and artists who come from around the US and the world.  A unique "Day of Caring and Sharing", independent from their competition, gives teens the chance to do a hands-on project that may serve those in need in the host community and/or teach the participants something about Jewish and/or Israeli culture.

The Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester, a proud beneficiary of UJA-Federation of New York, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the community by providing cultural, social, educational and recreational/fitness programs, human services and Jewish identity-building opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds. For more information about the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest, please contact Steven Weisbrot, Delegation Head, 914-472-3300, x362, weisbrots@jccmw.org, or visit www.jccmw.org.

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