MACCABI USA ANNOUNCES U18 BOYS’ 3v3 BASKETBALL
ROSTER FOR THE 21ST MACCABIAH
Philadelphia, PA, May 12, 2022 – Maccabi USA and Youth Boys’ Basketball Chairs Mitchell Kurtz and Steve Gittleman are pleased to announce the roster for the U18 Boys’ 3v3 Basketball team that will be competing at the 21st Maccabiah in Israel this July. The 8-athlete squad will be led by Head Coach Ben Tanoff (Simpsonville, SC).
“It is an absolute honor to have been selected to coach the U18 boys’ 3v3 basketball team at this summer’s Maccabiah Games,” said head coach Tanoff. “Being a Jewish coach is something incredibly important to me and I do not take this appointment lightly. We have two extremely talented teams participating in the 3v3 competition. These two teams and this summer’s games are particularly special as it is the first summer the USA delegation is sponsoring U18 3v3 teams. I look forward to the athletic and Jewish journey ahead culminating in bringing home the gold and silver medals.”For more information, please contact Mackenzie Mager, Associate Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.561.6900.
About the Maccabiah:
The first Maccabiah was held in in Ramat Gan in 1932 with 390 athletes from 18 countries taking part. Traditionally held every four years, interrupted only by the Second World War, by 2017 the Games had grown to include nearly 10,000 Jewish athletes from more than 75 countries competing in 40 sports, making it the third largest international multi-sport event in the world following only the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. The Maccabi USA delegation to the 20th Maccabiah in the summer of 2017 numbered 1,131 members, the largest traveling delegation in the history of not just Jewish sporting events but all international multi-sport competitions.
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. MUSA 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 United States, Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the US, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.Maccabi USA 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 US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Affiliate Organization, one of 38 Affiliates nationwide to be recognized by the USOPC for its ability to cultivate a national interest in sport and increase opportunities for participation internationally, nationally and at the grassroots level. MUSA is rated as a three-star non-profit by Charity Navigator.