Above: Team Atlanta’s 14-and-under basketball team coached by Brian Seitz and Jacob Gluck won gold last summer in Dallas.
At the end of this month, Atlanta will send over 115 athletes and 25 coaches to the 2016 JCC Maccabi games in Columbus, Ohio and St. Louis, Missouri.
The Maccabi Games kick off in Columbus July 24 and in St. Louis July 31. The two events will see around 1,500 Jewish teens from across the United States join together in friendly athletic competition. Team Atlanta will be competing in Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Soccer, Flag Football, Track and Field and Dance.
“It takes a village to put together the JCC Maccabi Games and Team Atlanta could not be more excited to be a part of that,” said Jack Vangrofsky and Stacie Graff, Team Atlanta JCC Maccabi Games Delegation Heads.
Last summer in Dallas and Milwaukee Aug. 2 to 7, team Atlanta brought home 31 medals: 11 gold, 15 silver and 5 bronze.
Atlanta last hosted the JCC Maccabi Games in 2001.