U16, U18 and Open Team members will have baggage included. If your sport requires specialized sporting equipment or over-sized gear, you may incur added fees from the airline. Masters athletes who chose to travel with the delegation may have baggage fees included as well
Maccabi USA is a 501c(3) not-for-profit organization. Personal payments are tax-deductible only for the amounts for which you are not receiving goods/services.
Volunteers (Coaches, Managers, Medical Team) – Reasonable expenses incurred by volunteers, related to travel and lodging, for them to complete their work on behalf of Maccabi may be tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Volunteers are asked to make a minimum contribution to the organization in the amounts indicated.
Athletes – Payments directed towards an athlete’s personal financial commitment are not tax deductible as the athlete is receiving a benefit. The financial commitment for athletes in the U16/U18 and Open categories is $8,500. The fair market value of this experience is $8,000; therefore, up to $500 may be tax deductible. Athletes should contact the office for more information. The financial commitment for athletes in the Masters category is $11,000*. The fair market value of this experience is $5,000*; therefore, $6,000 is the minimum recommended charitable contribution and may be tax deductible.
*The registration fee will fluctuate based on the accommodations package selected by the athlete.
Other contributions – Tax deductible charitable contributions may be made to the organization (general scholarship fund, sport or team) so long as they are not designated to support a specific athlete’s financial commitment to participate. Please consult with your tax advisor.
The program fees vary by role on the team.
U16, U18, and Open Athletes: $8,500
Masters Athletes: $5,000 registration fees + $6,000 tax deductible charitable gift
Coaches, Doctors & Accommodations Managers: $3,000 minimum contribution in the form of a tax-deductible charitable gift
Athletic Trainers: $ $2,000 minimum contribution in the form of a tax-deductible charitable gift
*Note: All program fees are subject to change. The above prices do not include greens fees for golfers and horse rental for equestrians. There may be supplemental fees for certain team flights.
For all participants, the program fee includes your hotel accommodations for 14 nights, ground transportation, Games registration, apparel package, meals, supplemental medical insurance, and more.
The international flight from select departure locations is included for all U16, U18, and Open athletes and volunteer staff along with participation in the Israel Connect program Masters athletes will book their own flights.
Yes! We advise all participants to purchase trip insurance. Please take into account that you will be participating in a sports competition, which may require additional coverage. Check with your provider for more details and coverage options.