By Sharon Wisch-Ray
I am looking forward to going to Boca next week for the JCC Maccabi Games and was thrilled to learn that two ourtowners will join Team Dallas. Jared Imber, son of Jill and Steve Imber, will join the golf team, and Hannah Simon, daughter of Cindy and Robert Simon, will play volleyball.
I remember visiting my parents on Hildring and seeing what must not have been much more than a toddler Jared hitting golf balls in the front yard. If memory serves, Jared could hit that ball right into my folks front yard, no small feat.
Jared is now a towering rising sophomore at Fort Worth Country Day School, where he recently played on the Falcons golf team. Dad Steve tells me that Jared won his first high school tournament back in March at Hawks Creek Golf Club in Fort Worth. He led the Falcons to first place with a score of 75, which led all golfers competing that day.
Earlier this summer, Jared competed the City of Fort Worth Junior Golf Championship and took second place in his division shooting rounds of 83, 75, 82 and 75. The last round was played at Colonial Country Club.
Hannah Simon will play volleyball with Team Dallas. Hannah recently graduated from Fort Worth Academy and will be a freshman this fall at Paschal High School, where she hopes to join the Lady Panthers volleyball team.
My son Sam, 13, will be playing with the 16-U baseball team that has another Fort Worth connection to it. Brandon Strull, son of Brian and Keo (nee Lande) Strull, is the head coach of the team a long with Gary Schneider. Some of y’all might remember Gary’s mom Kathy (nee Minor) as she was very active in Temple Youth in the ‘70s.
As many of you may already know, next year the Maccabi Games will be in Dallas. This will be a great opportunity for Fort Worth and Tarrant County kids to be part of the host delegation. The ages for Maccabi are 13-16, and there are many sports that kids compete in that don’t necessarily require years of training (for example, bowling and table tennis). I hope you will think of anyone you might know that might be interested and put them in touch with Naomi Rosenfeld, 817-246-3908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baseball drew the “lucky” straw as all our competitions will begin at 8 a.m. I’m looking forward to spending some time in Boca with former ourtowners Marcie Levine Goldberg and her two, Ilana and Philip at the top of the week and later in the week Robin Levine Steinberg and her son Sonny. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for Maccabi updates.