The Michael “Mopi” Danziger Foundation Scholarship ceremony took place at the offices of the Club’s Legal Advisor Moran Meiri. Owner’s Representative Jack Angelides and Club CEO Ben Mansford were on hand along with Performance Director Patrick van Leeuwen, Youth Department Director Guy Zukerman, Legal Advisor Moran Meiri and Maccabi Tel Aviv midfielder Dan Glazer.

The foundation is named after Supreme Court judge Yoram Danziger’s father and provides outstanding handicapped athletes and players from the Maccabi youth department with scholarships to help them continue to develop their skills. Four athletes from the Ilan organization were received scholarships including, Maya Peri (swimmer, 13 years old), Nikita Prokofenko (swimmer, 15 years old), Roie Aloni (table tennis, 15 years old) and Amit Vidoga (basketball, 16 years old). In addition, four outstanding Maccabi Youth Academy players also received scholarships, Nir Levi (Under-15), Oral Bahia (Under-15), Ori Hassan and Nehoray Ben Zino.

Professor Yoram Danziger said: “As in the the past, the Foundation saw the importance to give scholarships equally to both those with physical challenges and those without. What unifies the youth is the battle that they all have on a daily basis to reach their ultimate potential and the highest of heights.”

Ben Mansford also spoke at the ceremony: “In the name of the Maccabi Tel Aviv Football Club we want to recognize the Danziger Foundation and Professor Yoram Danzinger on the continuing support with this project. This support allows the young children the opportunity to excel in sport and reach for their dreams.”