Maccabi Games 2013: Playing Softball in Israel

Sponsor me to play softball at the Maccabi Games

Sponsor me to play softball at the Maccabi Games

Ever since tee-ball, my sports passion has remained strong with softball. I’ve played both recreationally and competitively, for both co-ed slo-pitch and women’s fastpitch teams.

I’ve been an active softball umpire since I was 11 years old, constantly working to improve my skills and expand my knowledge of the game I love. In 2011, I was given the opportunity to officiate at a Canadian National tournament (12 & under), and was selected as the plate umpire for the gold medal game, the highest honour of the tournament.

Basically, any chance I get, I want to be on a softball diamond.

In late 2012, I received an email that proposed the possibility of making one of my wildest dreams come true. The coach for the Jewish Canadian women’s softball team offered me a spot on the team to compete at the Maccabi Games.

To play softball at an international level, at a tournament nicknamed the “Jewish Olympics”, was ย an opportunity I was not going to let pass me by, despite its high cost. Each member of the team is required to raise $8,300, which covers transportation, accommodation, meals, clothing & uniform, registration fees, and security.

Living in Thailand, earning Thai Baht, that figure seems astronomical. I have been blessed with the support of my wife, my family and my friends, and thanks to them I have raised close to $2000. As you can see, however, I’m still considerably shy of my fundraising target and I’m now asking for your support, and full fees are due by June 1, 2013.

How You Can Help

  1. Sponsor me through the Maccabi Canada website:
    Bonus: If you file taxes in Canada, any donation over $18 will receive a tax-deductible receipt.
  2. Like and share this post to help let your friends and family know that they can help make my dream come true.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you. With your help, I’ll be back on the diamond again in no time!

Mindy ย ๐Ÿ™‚

2 thoughts on “Maccabi Games 2013: Playing Softball in Israel

    1. Mindy

      Hi Ali! First off, thanks for your support! Second, Maccabi Canada does only accept credit card payments online. If you would like to ensure a tax-deductible donation receipt, I can provide you with a contact person at Maccabi who can accept a cheque for my sponsorship. Otherwise, if you’d like to transfer your donation directly to me via Paypal or email transfer (, it will definitely help pay off the flight to Israel I just bought! ๐Ÿ™‚

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