Philadelphia, PA, February 12 – Stuart Greenberg, 19th Maccabiah USA Paralympic Chairman, is aggressively working to recruit qualified Jewish disabled athletes to compete at the 19th World Maccabiah Games in Israel in July. He is specifically looking for athletes to participate in Wheelchair Basketball, Hand Cycling, Half Marathon, Swimming, Table Tennis and Tennis.

Greenberg has worked with the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department for over 39 years. He was the Director of the Carousel House Recreation Center for People with Disabilities from 1992 – 2003 and has extensive experience working with athletes with disabilities. Greenberg organized the first Junior Wheelchair Basketball program in 1996 and continues to oversee it. Additionally, he was the Director of the Philadelphia Wheelchair Tennis Tournament from 1993 – 2008; the National Chairman for the 2004 Junior Wheelchair Basketball Nationals at St. Josephs University; and started the first summer Wheelchair Basketball League in Philadelphia in 1993, which continues to flourish today.

He has worked as a Health and Physical Education teacher for 16 years and has been a Basketball Official with the Philadelphia Public League, Friends League and Philadelphia Catholic League for over 25 years. Greenberg is also the Katie Kirlin Junior Wheelchair Tournament Director. His passion for wheelchair sports will make him a great asset in assisting those athletes so that they have an incredible experience at the Maccabiah Games.”

“My expectations are to be competitive and represent the American Jewish Community with the highest standards of sportsmanship,” said Greenberg. “I want to also do my best in making the journey to Israel a safe and fun filled experience the athletes will always remember on and off the field of play.”

Please contact Stuart Greenberg directly at 215.300.4150 if you know of any qualified athlete that would be interested in participating.

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, the Pan American Maccabi Games and the Maccabi competitions in Europe and Australia, 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 the world over 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.

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