MACCABI USA ANNOUNCES THE OPEN SWIMMING TEAM FOR THE 15th EUROPEAN MACCABI GAMES
Philadelphia, PA, May 17, 2019 – Maccabi USA Swimming Chair and Co-Head Coach Marshall Goldman along with Co-Head Coach Benjamin Zajic are pleased to announce the Open Swimming Team for the 15th European Maccabi Games which will take place July 28-August 7, 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. Maccabi USA will bring a team of 200+ athletes who will join the other 2,000 Jewish athletes from 29 countries, participating in 22 different sports.
Head Coach Goldman is the Director of the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He formerly served as the Head Coach of Tennessee Aquatic and served as the Co-Head Coach of the Juniors Swimming Team at the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel. Head Coach Zajic is the Lead National Coach and Administrative Coach at the Kansas City Blazers Swim Team. The athletes are Rebecca Cohen of Columbia, SC, University of South Carolina – Columbia; Tyler Cunningham of Prairie Village, KS, Western Illinois University; Samuel Golovin of Palisades Park, NJ, Leonia High School; Haley Herzberg of San Antonio, TX; Erica Hjelle of Sandy Spring, MD, Sherwood High School; and Jordan Leaf of Los Angeles, CA, Winward School.
The European Games are a high-level athletic competition for Jewish athletes all over the world aimed at connecting Jews from the Diaspora. They are hosted by the European Maccabi Confederation and conducted in cooperation with Maccabi World Union. They are held every four years, two years after the Maccabiah is held.
Maccabi USA builds Jewish pride through sports, generating the emotional intensity, high ideals, and powerful camaraderie of competition. We connect athletes, volunteers, 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 Maccabi USA Program Director Shane Carr at 215-561-6900 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 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.