Teen athletes, artists sought for JCC Maccabi Games, ArtsFest

The St. Louis volleyball team at the 2019 JCC Maccabi Games combined with Birmingham, Cleveland and Nashville. St. Louis athletes pictured include Macy Kerner (#7), Jadyn Wallis (#21), Ellie Gold (#13), Caroline Buchholz (#10) and Davia Goette (#1).

The St. Louis JCC Maccabi Delegation is now recruiting athletes ages 13 to 16, and artists ages 13 to 17, to compete in more than a dozen sporting events and arts specialties next summer. St. Louis will be participating in the 2020 JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest in San Diego. The Games run from Aug. 2 to 7.

Team sport tryouts and parent information meetings will be held on Jan. 12 and 26 at the J’s Marilyn Fox Building in Chesterfield. In order to join either baseball, basketball, soccer or volleyball, athletes must go through the tryout process. 

At this time, other sports do not require tryouts, but may at a future date. These sports and activities include ice hockey, lacrosse, flag football, softball, ultimate frisbee, bowling, dance, golf, star reporter (sports journalism), swimming, table tennis, tennis, track & field, and ArtsFest specialties. 

While tryouts have not yet been scheduled, participants for all Maccabi events are required to pre-register and attend an information meeting. Registration is available online at www.jccstl.com/maccabi.

For further information, contact Craig Neuman at [email protected] or call 314-442-3434.