Two days after the Greens’ victory over Ironi Nahariya, Maccabi’s Roi Huber and Brandon Bowman took time out on Tuesday morning to visit The Genigar School for Special Education, located in Haifa, as part of the club’s Haifa Hoops for Kids community program.
The Genigar School currently educates 127 students between the ages of 6-21. The school believes in applying innovative educational and therapeutic methods based on a model of quality of life, development of initiatives and autonomy – in hope that each student will develop a personal set of values that will guide their decisions and choices in the future and improve their quality of life.
“We had the great privilege to host the charming Maccabi players,” said Elanit Weisbach, the school’s social coordinator. “We feel fortunate to be residents of Haifa and to have the support of the community and the sense of belonging that will help the students very much when they will embark on an independent life.”
The players received a warm greeting from the enthusiastic students. Many of the students had the opportunity to interview the players, learning more about the players’ perspective of life as a professional athlete, their personal lives, and their thoughts on their future after they retire from the game. The students were very moved by the players’ candid answers and were thrilled to find out that they were all invited to the upcoming Maccabi home games.
“The reception we received from the students was amazing and the extent of their investment towards the preparation for our visit was impressive,” said Roi Huber. “Always, when participating in activities like these, I come out feeling inspired by the students.”