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October 16, 1992 - Image 58

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-10-16

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caught the game winning
hammer throw from Dave
Kessler in the finals, I got
dizzy for a while because I re-
ally thought I was dreaming."
I-le later admitted, "It
wasn't really a big deal. We
were crushing them already."
The U.S. Guts division, a
disk game like dodgeball, also
won. The women's team
wasn't as lucky.
At 39-years-old, Mr. Woll-
ner thinks about quitting the
game that is dominated by
college students. But he can't
"This sport is a source of
everlasting youth. It's like a
nationwide cult," he said.
"Everyone knows everyone

and is very involved."
More than 5,000 players
are registered with the Ulti-
mate Players Association in
the United States. UPA has
teams in 35 countries.
The league Mr. Wollner
plays with practices three
times a week — Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m. and Sunday noon to 2
p.m. — at the Southfield Civic
Center and often scrimmages
with other area teams. The
team is always looking for in-
terested, new players, Mr.
Wollner said. They don't need
to be great throwers, they just
need to be able to run — a
lot. ❑

Sports Hall Of Fame i
Cites Horwitz, Kepes 1

The Michigan Jewish
Sports Hall of Fame has nam-
ed the winners of its 1992
Male and Female High
School Athletic Award. Jason
Horwitz of Farmington Hills
and Gabrielle Kepes of Hun-
tington Woods have been
"Both of these young people
possess not only unusual
athletic abilities, but also
outstanding leadership
qualities," said Mickey
Fishman, MJSHF president.
"We are extremely proud of
Horwitz, a graduate of
North Farmington High
School, was a varsity baseball
player for three years and a
varsity football player for two,
winning All-League and All-
District honors in both sports.
He is now a freshman in the
James Madison College at
Michigan State University.
Kepes is a graduate of
Berkley High School where
she co-captained the varsity
tennis, volleyball and softball
teams. In 1992 she was the
most valuable player on both
the tennis and volleyball
teams. She is now a freshman
at the University of
The two winners were
selected from a group of
athletes nominated by metro
area athletic directors.
The winners will be
honored at the annual Hall of
Fame Induction Banquet Nov.
9, at Congregation Shaarey
Zedek. A plaque listing their
names will be displayed in
the Hall of Fame at the
Jewish Community Center in
West Bloomfield.
The MJSHF, founded in
1985, helps foster Jewish
identity through athletics.

Jason Horwitz

Gabrielle Kepes

The Hall also awards a male
and female athletic scholar-
ship award annually, co-
sponsors the annual Hall of
Fame Games for the Jewish
developmentally disabled and
promotes other athletic and
civic activities.
For banquet information,
call Michigan Jewish Sports
Hall of Fame, 788-0921.

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