Hi. Our names are Ava Zamler and Zoe Greenfield. We are in 7th grade and have our Bat Mitzvahs in early 2022. We both love to play sports including dance, basketball, tennis, swimming, field hockey, and volleyball. We recognize the importance of helping others and wanted to combine our interests for our mitzvah project. We have decided to raise money for the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled (ISCD), an organization that allows kids with all types of disabilities or injuries from illness, terrorist attacks, birth defects, or other circumstances to come together to play all kinds of sports, and rehabilitates themselves both mentally and physically. Being active in sports has been such an important part of our lives and we are grateful to have so many opportunities. Unfortunately, there are many people who do not have the same opportunities as us or the necessary equipment to do so.
When I (Zoe) visited Israel in 2019, my family had the opportunity to attend a tour of the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled – I was SO impressed! I had the best time playing with a professional wheelchair basketball player and found it very challenging. It gave me a better perspective of how hard it would be to be in a wheelchair.
I (Ava) have not visited the Center but I look forward to going this December when my family and I go to Israel. Over the years, meeting people from the Center has made me so excited to help, and hope that everyone will help us too! Knowing that the ISCD helps bring kids together is so important to me because being on various teams has helped me learn how to be a better person.
The Center is not just about sports, it is about helping people with special needs rebuild their lives. It gives them something to be excited about and helps with their rehabilitation. This organization is truly amazing and it would mean a lot to us if you could please make a donation and support our mitzvah project.