Message from Deb Lichtenfeld, Supporters Program Chair
Friends and Family of Maccabi USA,
It has been an incredible few days here in Santiago, Chile!
With competition now in full swing, the participants on the Supporters Mission
(made up of parents, grandparents, friends and family) of Team USA, have been
cheering on their loved ones as well as enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes
of Chile. Some highlights of the Supporters Mission have included dinner with
US Ambassador Michael Hammer before the Opening Ceremonies, a half-day city
tour of Santiago as well as dinner with a traditional Chilean dance performance
in a historic castle
above the City. We look forward to ringing in the New Year with dinner prior to
the New Year’s Eve bash at EIM.
I feel so fortunate to spend my time here in Santiago with
the supporters of Team USA. You – the supporters – are the foundation of
Maccabi. As a parent of 3 young children (you might see them around trading
pins) I already know all too well about the countless hours spent at the
rink/gym/field, the schlepping from practices, the scheduling dilemmas between
school and sport – add to that trying to fit in a Jewish education and it’s
amazing any of us get anything done. But you have – and you have gone above and
beyond. Your athlete has shown patience, humor, sportsmanship and compassion
for their teammates. They have also stood proudly as members of the global
Jewish community and I must confess, I had tears in my eyes as I saw them all march
into the Opening Ceremonies.
With over 150 supporters on the mission, and another 100+
credential holders joining our almost 400 member delegation, we are making a
strong statement to our athletes, to Maccabi USA, to the Chilean organizers and
to the State of Israel that we SUPPORT them, that we stand with them and we are
proud members of the Maccabi family.
It is clear that whether you are a parent, sibling,
grandparent or spouse of a Team USA athlete, your SUPPORT, your dedication and
your commitment to your athlete is what fuels their extraordinary spirit and at
the same time, you are helping shape the future leaders of our Jewish
Thank you for all you have done and continue to do.
Happy and healthy 2016.
Maccabi USA Supporters Mission
p.s. Having been an athlete or a supporter, please consider
yourselves ambassadors of Maccabi USA. You can help us spread the word of this
terrific organization through your networks, encourage athletes to try out for
the 2017 Maccabiah in Israel and keep the flame of these games glowing bright.
We look forward to continuing this journey with all of you!
Speaking of ambassadors, if you get a chance, please thank the
amazing crew of women and men in orange shirts who have been helping our
delegation every step of the way. We can’t thank them enough!
Team USA Results
Today's competitions: Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Chess, Field Hockey, Futsal, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis & Volleyball.
You may notice that the results for some games/competitions are not available, as they have not been reported. To report results and ensure that they are published, you can email Sam Balaban-Feld at firstname.lastname@example.org, send them through text message to 847-997-3214, or send us a message to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts. Once received, we will update the results pages as soon as possible!