Please join us for the 5th Biennial
Dinner of Champions
Honoring outstanding Jewish sports figures
and our Jewish OC scholar/athletes of the year
Orange County Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
Saturday, March 1, 2014
in the Myers Theatre at the Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
|6:30 p.m.||| “Warm Up” Sports Bar & Memorabilia Auction|
|7:15 p.m.||| Wall of Fame Dedication|
|7:30 p.m.||| Dinner of Champions Induction Ceremony
& Scholar Athlete of the Year Awards
Dinner tickets $80, $50 for students 17 and under
Sporty casual attire | Dietary laws observed
Meet our 2014 Honorees:
Drag Racer & NASCAR / IndyCar team owner
Nicknamed “The King of Speed,” Kenny is the first driver to break 300 mph in the standing-start quarter mile. During his driving career he won 69 NHRA national events, four consecutive Budweiser King Funny Car championships (1985-1988) and two Top Fuel championships (1996 & 2001). As a race team owner, he is the first and only to have collected wins in each of America’s three major motorsport series: NHRA drag racing, NASCAR, and CART (IndyCar).
Camille (Cami) Levin,
US U23 Women’s Soccer & NCAA D1 Champion
Cami was the recipient of the Scholar-Athlete award in 2008, as a student at Tarbut V’Torah High School in Irvine. She went on to captain Stanford’s Division 1 National Championship women’s soccer team and was an All-American first team. Cami now plays professional soccer for the Sydney Wanderers in Australia and Swedish Champions, Gothenburg F.C. She currently serves as the captain of the U23 USA national team.
Jerry played four seasons of Varsity Basketball at the University of Pennsylvania from 1986-90. His team was crowned Ivy League Champions in 1986-87 and Jerry was named All-Ivy League honorable mention as well as second team co-captain. He represented Team USA at the 1989 World Maccabi Games and, after college, played professional basketball in Israel. He won the Israeli Championship at Gaili Elyon in 1992-93 and went on to play 10 years in Israel for various clubs.
Congratulations to the 2014 Scholar Athlete Honorees:
OC Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Committee
|Event Chairs: Larry Kaplan and Jordan Kaplan|
|Irv Chase, Chairman of the Board | Dan Bernstein, President and CEO|