Once upon a time, there was a cute little boy named Andy, who loved to play and compete in the game he loved: tennis.
Here’s his story:
In 1990, when Andy was almost 15, he traveled to Detroit, Mich., representing the Atlanta Jewish Community Center in the Maccabi Games. In 2001 when the games were in Atlanta, he was a girls’ tennis coach.
The following year, 2002, he was the boys’ tennis coach. His team competed in Omaha, Neb.
Are you ready for the power of love?
While he was watching one of his boys compete, he was distracted by a most beautiful young woman named Jessica. She was at the Maccabi Games tennis competition, cheering for her brother, who was competing against one of Andy’s boys. How fortuitous. They experienced an instant connection.
Two years later they were married. They lived in the Atlanta area and raised two wonderful boys.
In 2015, they moved the family to Omaha, Jessica’s hometown, where their lives together in a new city began.
This summer the Maccabi games are here again in Atlanta, hosted by the Marcus Jewish Community Center. Andy and Jessica’s older son, A.J., 13 years old, will be competing in tennis in the Atlanta Maccabi Games, as a member of the Omaha delegation. … And the world goes round and round.
Welcome to the Maccabi Games A.J. and all our Maccabi athletes, their families and coaches.