2016 St. Louis JCC Maccabi Games team forming now

The 2015 Phoenix Maccabi team—winners of five medals. (submitted photo)

The 2015 Phoenix Maccabi team—winners of five medals. (submitted photo)

The summer JCC Maccabi Games are just around the corner and the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale is forming its team for the 2016 games in St. Louis.

Interested parents and teens are invited to an informational meeting 6:30-7:15 p.m. on Jan. 11, at The J.

“We were thrilled that our teams brought home five medals last summer and we cannot wait for this year’s games,” stated Alexa Wollach, director of sports and recreation at The J, in a press release. “We invite parents and teens to come on Jan. 11 and learn about all the amazing things the Maccabi experience has to offer.”

The JCC Maccabi Games were first held in 1969 and has grown to become the largest annual Jewish teen event in the nation, the release stated. It is a once-in-a-lifetime Olympic-style experience to compete, collaborate and grow with Jewish teams from around the world.

Team Phoenix sports include boys basketball and flag football, girls softball and volleyball, boys and girls basketball, golf, tennis, table tennis, swimming, dance, soccer and track and field. Star reporter positions are also available.

The JCC is located 12701 N. Scottsdale Road. For more information and to register for the Jan. 11 meeting, contact The J at 480-483-7121 ext. 1283 or e-mail sports@vosjcc.org.

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