A busy week at the ITC – Tiberias: sports day for soldiers, internal tournament and pottery painting
It was a very busy week at the ITC – Tiberias with three special events taking place: a sports day for soldiers of an elite unit, an internal tournament and a painting activity for the children of the Center.
On the 14.11.2011 a sports day for soldiers of the elite unit at the Center and the sports center adjacent to the ITC. Around 400 fighters gathered for the day which was full of activities including volleyball, football, basketball, table tennis and more. Due to the bad weather, the tennis matches planned in advance could not take place. After all the activities, the soldiers all sat together to have lunch at the training wall area of the Center, which has a roof.
Tal Amsalem, manager of the Center: “The officers of the unit thanked us so much for opening the doors to the Center to them, they enjoyed the hospitality and the warm welcome. I told them that our doors are always open to them and it’s the least we can do for them since they protect us day and night. We would be happy to host them again on a day without rain so we can play tennis”.
The soldiers on the covered court at the Center
The soldiers playing volleyball on a tennis court
On Friday 11.11.2011 an internal tournament ended, with more than 80 children from the Mini Tennis level to the Competitive level taking part. Aside from children of the Center, players from clubs in the area also competed. The tournament was lead by the Center’s coaching staff and parents who made sure that all players showed exemplary behavior, and that everyone was cheered for in a pleasant and friendly manner.
At the end of the tournament there was a ceremony with the coaches, the parents and the children. There was a raffle and also a prize giving ceremony so that even the players that lost in the first rounds could win a nice gift from the ITC such as: shirts, bags, grips and more.
Another event which took place on 11.11.2011, was a pottery painting event held in the Barko Park in Tiberias. This event was organized by the Tiberias Municipality in cooperation with Sports charities and other organizations in the city. The aim was to give all participating organizations a possibility to paint a personal carafe which would be stationed permanently in a central place somewhere in the city. Shlomit Shriki, the Center’s secretary, along with three players – Sivan Raizman, Gal Shemesh and Sarah Holmensky took part. The four girls showed exceptional talent in painting as can be seen in the pictures.
Shlomit and the girls next to the carafe
The Center’s painted carafe