Dear Maccabi USA family and friends,

Our delegation of athletes, coaches, managers, and medical staff have arrived safely in Budapest. The excitement in the air is electric and we can’t believe we are finally here, and the Games are about to begin! We’re on our way to the hotel and practice fields to prepare for competition. We have a packed schedule of sports and touring Budapest! With that in mind, after dinner tonight, which we will hopefully be able to stay awake for, we will hydrate, rest, and head early to bed. Our teams have already bonded and are on their way to making lifelong friends during this incredible experience. More updates will be on their way. I’m already proud of our delegation and this is just the beginning!

Debbie Adams (USA Delegation General Games Chair)
Our athletes have been practicing hard getting ready for the first set of competitions that are happening tomorrow!

We are all excited for Opening Ceremonies which will take place tomorrow night. Stay up to date with live-streaming information from the European Maccabi Games website .

Leading us into Opening Ceremony will be
Marc Backal , Medical Chair, Banner Bearer
Robbie Feinberg , Basketball, Banner Bearer
Scott Adams , Golf, Banner Bearer
Sara Messinger , Soccer, Banner Bearer
Arielle Schneider , Soccer, Banner Bearer
Marty Bloom , Bridge, Banner Bearer
Melissa Perlman , Half Marathon, Banner Bearer
Adam Chaskin , Basketball, Banner Bearer
Scott Kalb , Tennis, Banner Bearer
Leah Rosenfeld, Half Marathon , Flag Bearer

Also look for updates from @emgbudapest2019 on Facebook, @emgbudapest_2019 on Instagram.