History was made Monday on the first day of the 2013 Maccabi Games and Artsfest in Orange County, CA, as Boulder swimmer Clara Dresselhaus took gold in the 200m medley relay. In addition to Clara’s amazing achievement, the Boulder delegation was busy on and off the field with the girls soccer team playing two games and Sam Garelick’s soccer team winning one of their two games. Jared Schnee, playing with the Philadelphia roller-hockey team had one assist in his team’s one win.
On the Artsfest side, singer Elyssa Hofgard was a featured soloist in the Artsfest showcase. All four of the Artsfest teens participated in JCC Cares, taking a few hours out of their busy schedule to take part in various community service projects in and around Orange County.
Says Boulder delegation head Michael Rosenzweig: “Day 1 of Maccabi has been super exciting for all of our participants. From the opening ceremonies to winning a gold medal, we could not be more proud of our delegation.”
According to Rosenzweig, the excitement of day one is just the beginning and to expect more great things in the coming days from the Boulder delegation.
The 2013 Macabbi Games and Artsfest runs through Thursday, August 8, in Orange County, CA.