JCC Maccabi Games: Athletes age 13-16 (as of July 31, 2013) can represent the Boca Raton Mitchell Dobbin Maccabi Team in boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ baseball, swimming, tennis, boys’ and girls’ soccer, girls’ volleyball, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse (depending on interest) and girls’ softball in Austin, Texas from July 28-Aug. 2 and Orange County, Calif. from Aug. 4-9.
Participants will display their skills as well as be inspired by the values of community involvement, teamwork, creativity, integrity and pride.
Tryouts for Team Sports are Feb. 3 and 10 at the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC, 9801 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton and South County Regional Park, Boca Raton. Cost is free. Visit www.levisjcc.org for details.
Athletes interested in competing in individual sports must contact Lesley Surfer, the Levis JCC Maccabi Games Delegation Head, at 561-852-3212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual Father Izquierdo Memorial Golf Tournament is Jan. 25 at the International Links Miami Melreese Country Club, 1802 NW 37th Ave. in Miami.
Registration begins 11 a.m. The event starts with lunch, followed by tournament play and then culminate with a cocktail reception.
The mission is to raise funds for the Belen Jesuit Preparatory School Scholarship Program. The fund provides financial aid to more than 300 students yearly, distributing more than $1.8 million annually.
“Thanks to the cooperation of past participants, this tournament has funded more than 100 scholarships providing young men in our community a chance to attend Belen,” said Mariano Loret de Mola, Executive Director, Belen Alumni Association of Jesuit Schools from Cuba and Miami.
Registration and sponsorship information is available www.belenjesuit.org/golfclassic. Contact Mariano Loret de Mola at 786-621-4667 or email@example.com.
The Jesuits founded Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in 1854 in Havana, Cuba. In 1961, Belen and all private schools were confiscated by the new political regime. The school was re-established in Miami that same year and has grown the last five decades. Currently the enrollment is 1,500 male students in grades 6 to 12 with more than 6,000 alumni.
For the seventh consecutive year, Belen Jesuit has been named one of the Top 50 U.S. Catholic High Schools by the National Catholic High School Honor Roll.
Jai-alai is open to anyone, age 10 to 80.
With a rubber ball and cestas, the amateur jai-alai facility is at 1935 NE 150th St. in North Miami, near FIU’s north campus.
It is indoors, air-conditioned and open to all. Contact Luis at 305-389-2313 or Bob at 786-556-3574.
Who said you have to be a male to play Jai Alai? Just as many females play the sport in Spain, France and Mexico, and gals can play it in South Florida at an amateur indoor air-conditioned fronton.
There are also leagues for males and children. Rubber or plastic balls used with free lessons by former pros. Cestas and balls also provided free with a nominal court fee. Open everyday. Email admanUSA@aol.com or call Brucio 786-629-5428. The American Amateur Jai-Alai Academy is a not-for-profit organization.
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