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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-05-24

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health & wellness >> sports

Hold 'Elm Tiger!

Steve Stein
Contributing Writer


he 13th Texas hold 'em poker tour-
nament fundraiser hosted by the
Bloch-Israel and Pisgah-Zeiger B'nai
B'rith chapters will be a lucky night for a lot
of people.
Someone will win the tournament cham-
pionship, of course, on June 3 and take home
the minimum $500 first prize and free entry
into the next tournament. ..
There also will be a raffle for two tickets to
a Detroit Tigers game, two spots in the 30th
annual B'nai B'rith Golf Classic on July 9 at
Wabeek Country. Club in West Bloomfield,
and Golf Classic raffle tickets for a seven-
night cruise for two phis $500 in spending
Each golf spot is worth $195. Raffle tickets
for the cruise and spending money are $25.
Here's another twist to the tournament,
which will be held for the second straight
time in the Teen Center at the Jewish
Community Center in West Bloomfield.
Block-Israel and Pisgah-Zeiger are reviv-

ing their
popular sports
night by bringing in guest
speaker Lynn Henning, a sports colum-
nist for the Detroit News. He'll talk about the
"This will be a great night, a fun night,
even if you're not a poker player; said tour-
nament spokesman Rick Sherline.
Cost for dinner, the Tiger talk and tourna-
ment is $55 for B'nai B'rith members and
$65 for non-members if paid by May 31.
After May 31, ifs $65 and $75 at the door,
cash only. For dinnef and the Tiger talk, it's
$20 if paid by May 31 and $25 at the door,
cash only. Proceeds benefit B'nai B'rith
sports programs.
Registration will begin at 5 p.m., and a
ballpark-style dinner will be served at 5:15
p.m. The Tiger talk will start at 5:45 p.m.,
and the tournament will get under way at
6:30 p.m. ,
For information and reservations, call
Sherline at (248) 613-5400 or Sid Roth of
the B'nai B'rith Great Lakes Region at (248)

The defending tournament
champion is Randi Schaefer, who
won Jan. 29. Last year's winners
were Lenny Miller and Jonathan
Coden, who won Jan. 31, 2011, and
June 5, 2011, respectively.

It was a cool thing to see:'
The Purple Eagles are one of the most
improved Division I baseball teams in the
country. They finished 8-40 in 2011 but
were 19-26 in mid-May.
Mark is a sports management major.
His career options run the gamut from
On Your Mark
sports agent to facilities manager.
. It isn't easy breaking into the lineup
Baseball and weightlifting are on Mark's
of an NCAA Division I baseball team.
plate this summer, according to his father.
Mark Meisner has discovered that first-
He'll be playing in the Midwest Collegiate
hand this season at Niagara
League and hitting the weight
University in Buffalo, N.Y.
room five times a week. He
The freshman second base-
reported to Niagara weighing
man from Huntington Woods
165 pounds and now he's at
had played-in just three
178 pounds.
games as the season wound
Mark was a three-year
down earlier this month. He
starter at second base and
was batting .333, with one hit
shortstop for the Berkley High
in three trips to the plate.
School baseball team. Besides
The hit came as a pinch-
playing for the Bears, he played
hitter in the ninth inning of
summer baseball for sev-
a close game at Kent State.
eral years for the Huntington
Meisner doubled off the wall
Woods Cats.
in right-centerfield. His father,
He was a member of the only
Mark Meisn er
Mort Meisner, was there for
Detroit baseball team that won
the big moment.
a gold medal at the JCC Maccabi
"I didn't realize Mark was in the batter's Games. His U16 team won gold in 2009 in
box until his name was announced:' Mort
Westchester, N.Y.
said:"I thought his hit might carry out for
a home run, but it stayed in the ballpark.
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