JCC Maccabi Games Seeks Host Families and Volunteers

The Kaiserman Jewish Community Center in Wynnewood is still seeking both host families and volunteers for its Maccabi Games August 14-9.

On the volunteering end, the JCC is hoping to fill over 3,000 volunteer shifts. You can register to become a volunteer here. These include positions such as medical tent volunteers, greeters, sporting event assistants, and meal helpers.

If your family is interested in hosting an athlete for the Maccabi Games, you must live within a 45-minute drive from the JCC. The JCC included a list of the following responsibilities for host families:

Each Host Family will be asked to take a minimum of two visiting athletes. Your responsibilities are to pick them up on Sunday August 14 at the Kaiserman JCC and get them settled in then bring them that evening to Opening Ceremony and stay to enjoy the show.  On Monday morning the week of competition begins. Hosts may either bring their athletes to the JCC or directly to their venue (TBD on Main Line) for the day.  Athletes will stay with us at the Games until after the evening activities conclude each night (approx 9:30pm).

More after the jump.
Wednesday night is Host Family Night.  This is your chance to show your athletes your favorite part of Philadelphia. Sports conclude that day by approx 4pm.

On Friday morning everyone goes back home and the Games are complete.

If you’d like to host Maccabi Games athletes or volunteer, please go to www.phillymaccabi.com under the “host” or “volunteer” options.