Benefits To The Community
In July 2016, Columbus will host the Games for the fifth time. The JCC Maccabi Games® are more than an athletic competition. They are an experiential program encompassing the entire community.
Approximately 2,500 people will be directly involved in the Columbus JCC Maccabi Games®, including 850 Jewish athletes, 200 coaches, 400 host families and over 1,000 volunteers. From home hospitality to volunteering events, all of the community will have a role in this outreach effort for Jewish teens.
BENEFITS to the community…
• A major economic boost throughout central Ohio
• A major economic impact on summer tourism in Columbus
• Positive exposure for Columbus on a national and worldwide level
• Unique and exceptional opportunities for teens to assume leadership roles and engage in meaningful charitable activities
• Volunteer participation in local community charities
• Development of new community leaders
• Strengthening of family and community relationships
• Showcase local tourist attractions
• Community-building opportunities with law enforcement agencies and municipal governments