Sports Challenge 2014 – Who took home the win?
“To sum up the 3rd annual Maccabi Sports Challenge in one word, I would choose the word ‘perseverance’” says Ariel Zauderer, captain of “The A-Team”.
“After spending hours of intense competition, sprinting around the bases in Softball, hustling back on defense to break up a scoring chance in Soccer, running into the end zone to score a touchdown in Football and breaking up a pass to score a layup in Basketball, how much more could you have left in the tank to dig out a ball from the sand in Volleyball? “ he adds.
The annual Maccabi Canada’s Sports Challenge is continuing to raise funds for Maccabi Canada’s Adopt an Athlete program which provides financial assistance to athletes to ensure that every qualified Canadian athlete is able to participate and compete in the Maccabiah Games.
“When I was constructing my team for the Maccabi Sports Challenge, I had one objective in mind, to get guys that will compete hard, persevere and give their best effort for the team.” Tactics shared by Ariel.
Six teams, five sports, and an obstacle course clearly states the Sports Challenge is the Survivor event of sports. Michael Miller and his team “Kaboom”, winners of the last Challenge, were determined to repeat as winners. “The A-Team”, the newest and youngest team to compete, played hard right to the last leg of the obstacle course, but “Kaboom”, with their experience, pulled out all the stops and succeeded in winning. Congratulations to all teams who all played their finest.
The Maccabi Sports Challenge truly brings the best out of every athlete and every single player that played left it all out on the field for their teams. Everything about the Maccabi Sports Challenge epitomized the mission of Maccabi Canada, the flawless organization, the multitude of sponsors, the hardworking volunteers, the designated runners on every team, and finally the fearless efforts of the athletes. “The event was truly a great success and I am proud to have been a part of it. Looking forward to 2015!” Ariel adds.
Michael Miller, a member of the Sports Challenge committee added “Thank you to all the captains and their teams who helped make the day what it was originally intended to be. A fun way to raise money for Maccabi Canada, with a competitive edge. There is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into an event like this. Michele Bass, Tommy Bacher, Boaz Feiner, Michael Bacher and all the volunteers – including the two football referees who – because of a cancellation – were “Voluntold” that they would be officiating the night before the event.
We hope you enjoyed it. We are aiming to have 10 teams next year and we hope we can count on your continued support.
Until next year…”
On behalf of Maccabi Canada we want to thank the organizing committee, the athletes and all the volunteers that made this day possible.