(ALBANY, NY) Registration for volunteers and athletes has opened for the 2017 Capital Region Maccabi Games – an Olympic-style sporting competition for Jewish youth from around the world coming to the Capital Region for the first time. The games are the second largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world.
On August 6, 2017 there will be 700+ teen athletes joining our Capital Region community. Some of them will be repeat athletes, for others it may be their first time away from home. But they’ll all have one thing in common...
Who told you the JCC Maccabi Games are just for star athletes? If you love to play, you can do this. The Games are for all Jewish teens (ages 13-16) who enjoy playing sports and want to compete with players from across the U.S. and around the world. They’re for kids who want to meet new people and see what it’s like to be part of a team. They’re for kids who want to spend a week of their summer doing something they’ve never done before.
As parents we do everything we can to keep our kids happy and healthy. We feed them nutritious foods, we take them for checkups, we make sure they’ve got time with friends. But what about their mental well-being? We can tell them over and over how fantastic they are or how smart they are – but after a while, we risk either turning them into overinflated egomaniacs or, they simply tune us out.
.The Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center is honored to receive a $5,000 Hospitality Grant grant from The Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau Fund of The Community Foundation for the 2017 Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games Opening Ceremonies.