Maccabi USA Seeking Jewish Field Hockey Athletes

Aug. 25, 2014, 6:14 p.m. (ET)

MACCABI USA – Building Jewish Pride Through Sports

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steve Graber at 215.561.6900 ext. 4148

sgraber@maccabiusa.com / www.maccabiusa.com

MACCABI USA SEEKING JEWISH FIELD HOCKEY ATHLETES FOR EUROPEAN AND PAN AMERICAN MACCABI GAMES

Philadelphia, PA, August 25th – Maccabi USA is seeking Jewish athletes, 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.

Rich Grodin 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 both team and individual sports.

“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.”

Both the European and Pan American Maccabi Games feature sports in four different age groups; Youth, Juniors, Open, and Masters. Maccabi USA is scheduled to compete in Field Hockey at both the European and Pan American Maccabi Games in the Open Female age group, for those aged between 18 and 35. Applications for the European and Pan American Maccabi Games are available online now.

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 Steve Graber at 215-561-6900, ext. 4148 or by email at sgraber@maccabiusa.com.

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.

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