Formalized Sports Leagues at Machaneh & The Sports Awards

July 22, 2010by adam1

For the first time, formalized sports leagues were formed for first month’s chanichim.  Chanichim selected the league in which they wanted to participate.  The boys had a basketball league and a hockey league.  The girls had a basketball league and a volleyball league.

The teams were comprised of chanichim from across all ages and bunks.  This enabled chanichim to interact and become friends with chanichim not in their bunk or grade.  Three-weeks of regular season games concluded with playoffs and championship games open to all chanichim to watch and cheer for their favorite teams. The basketball championships were greatly enhanced by the use of our new scoreboards donated by Maury and Ora Aaron.

On the last Friday of camp, a trophy ceremony was held thanks to the support of Asta Healthcare and  S.J. Abrams & Co. At the trophy ceremony, championship teams received recognition and medals were awarded to All-Star teams from each league.  Additionally, individual awards were given for various sports skills competitions held throughout the summer as well as 16 sportsmanship awards.

Check out our Photos and Bunk Notes section for more pictures from the event.