The 20th Maccabiah Games – often referred to as the “Jewish Olympics” – wrapped up in Israel with Team Canada winning the gold medal in Open Men’s Softball.
And, for the first time ever, four athletes from the same family were on a Canadian Maccabiah team in the same sport. Daniel, Robbie, Jacob and Stephen Osterer of Ottawa were all members of the Men’s Open Softball team. All four are veterans of the Ottawa Jewish Men’s Softball League and graduates of the Ottawa Nepean Canadians Baseball program. The boys brought home the gold medal in an exciting and nail-biting gold medal game. [Read more…]