Last year, some Roving Rabbis reported that they attended the Maccabi games in S. Diego. It seems to have become an annual tradition. Here is a brief update we just got from S. Antonio:

At the behest of Rabbi Rabbi Chaim Block of Chabad of Southern Texas, from Monday morning through Thursday afternoon we have been hard at work at the Maccabi games, where hundreds of Jewish athletes from all across the country come to compete.

Here are some stats:

We helped 490 young men put on tefillin, 70 of them for the very first time in their lives! We gave 100 young ladies Shabbat candle sets, which they will hopefully use tonight wherever they may be.

We received great feedback from the athletes and their families. Most walked away from our booth saying, "I feel so good now!"