Louisville is sending a delegation of six teens to join more than 1,000 teens from around the world at this year’s JCC Maccabi Games in Milwaukee, WI, August 2-7.
Team Louisville includes Ethan Grossman (Table Tennis), Zev Meyerowitz (Track), Max Strull (Soccer), Andrew Tuvlin (Tennis), Isaace Wolff (Table Tennis) and Levi Wolff (Track). Delegation Head Tara Stone and Chaperone David Siskin will join them on the trip.
The event starts with an amazing Opening Ceremonies in the BMO Harris Bradley Center, home of the Milwaukee Bucks and a parade of teams. Athletic competitions start the next day.
Despite global competition, Team Louisville is not nervous. “I am excited to compete against people from other cities and hopefully winning,” said Ethan Grossman. “I have been practicing against friends and family.”
For many teens, the event is also a social gathering. Isaac Wolff said he knows many of his friends from BBYO will be attending the games and is also looking forward to meeting new people. He found out about the JCC Maccabi Games from former athletes who told him how much fun the games were. “I hope the Louisville delegation continues to grow,” he said.
The Louisville community can follow along with the games. Team Louisville will be on Facebook throughout the competition. Be sure to follow @JCCofLouisville or #MkeMaccabi on Twitter and like the JCCofLouisville on Facebook for the highlights.