Wednesday, July 28, 2010

FORMER BASEBALL STAR ELLIOTT MADDOX BAR MITZVAH

GROUND-BREAKING AFRICAN-AMERICAN JEWISH PLAYER
SHARING SPECIAL CEREMONY WITH 300 YOUTHS

            Former Major Leaguer Elliott Maddox will be called to the Torah on Monday, August 9, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. at the NJY Camps in Milford, Pennsylvania, fulfilling his dream of becoming a Bar Mitzvah.  Maddox, who converted to Judaism in 1975, played 11 seasons in the majors, including stints with both the New York Yankees and the New York Mets.
            For the past six years Maddox has been an integral part of TSC (Total Specialty Camp) Baseball at the NJY Camps, running special baseball clinics in a program directed by his former Yankees teammate Ron Blomberg.  Blomberg will also speak at the Bar Mitzvah.
            This event is not open to the public.  Elliott Maddox will meet with members of the press before the ceremony.

WHAT:           Bar Mitzvah of Elliott Maddox
WHERE:         NJY Camps, 570 Sawkill Road, Milford, Pennsylvania  18337
WHEN:           MONDAY, AUG. 9
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Elliott Maddox available to the press
                        3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. – Tour of NJY Camps facility
                        4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Bar Mitzvah
VISUALS:      Ceremony at outdoor, lakeside amphitheater (weather permitting)
                        300+ campers in attendance
                        Elliott Maddox
                        Ron Blomberg

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