Maccabi USA Seeking Jewish Triathletes for the 2019 Pan American Maccabi Games

By USA Triathlon | Dec. 03, 2018, 5:17 p.m. (ET)

PHILADELPHIA — Maccabi USA is seeking Jewish triathletes to represent the United States at the 14th Pan American Maccabi Games July 5-15, 2019, in Mexico City. Maccabi USA will be fielding an Open (18-35) male and female team and a Masters (35+) male and female team. To view eligibility guidelines and learn how to apply, please visit maccabiusa.com

The Games are hosted by the Confederacion Latinoamericana Maccabi (CLAM). They are conducted in cooperation with Maccabi World Union and are held every four years, two years after the Maccabiah is held. The Pan American Maccabi Games are a high-level athletic competition for Jewish athletes all over the world aimed at connecting Jews from the Diaspora. 

Tonja Magerman, Team USA Chair, 2019 Pan American Maccabi Games Organizing Committee is recruiting volunteers for to serve as Sports Chairs on their respective committees and help recruit qualified athletes and coaches. The Organizing Committee will field a U.S. team of approximately 500 participants. 

“The Pan American Maccabi Games provide individuals a unique opportunity to represent Team USA,” said Program Director Shane Carr. “There is an indescribable feeling of pride as you march in with the delegation wearing red, white and blue. Together we will make lifelong memories alongside our Jewish counterparts from around the world, who share a common love for sports.” 

“USA Triathlon is proud to enthusiastically cheer on U.S. amateur triathletes competing in the Pan American Maccabi Games,” said Tim Yount, USA Triathlon Chief Operating Officer. “This unique event provides Jewish triathletes with the opportunity to represent their country in international competition while celebrating their faith. I encourage those interested to apply, and I wish our entire U.S. contingent the best of luck in Mexico City.”

For more information, please contact Maccabi USA Program Director Shane Carr at 215-561-6900 or by email at scarr@maccabiusa.com

About Maccabi USA
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 all over the world 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 is a U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Multi-Sport Organization (MSO). The Organization is one of 38 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, and is rated as a four-star non-profit by Charity Navigator.  

About USA Triathlon

USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 events and connects with more than 400,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).