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The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week: Sammy Gilbert

The Jewish Link and Drink Up would like to recognize 9-year-old Sammy Gilbert as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. Sammy is a rising fourth grader Yeshivat Noam and a key contributor to the back-to-back TBO Travel champions. When asked about Gilbert, TBO Travel coach Aaron Simon told The Jewish Link, “Sammy is the consummate ball player—always working to improve, always willing to take advice. More than that, he is a great teammate, always ready to high five a teammate and pick them up.”

Sammy, congrats on the back to back championships and for being recognized as this week’s Sportstar of the Week! Who is your role model and why?

My role models are my parents because they teach me new things and I want to learn all the things that they know.

What is your favorite sport?

Baseball is my favorite sport because it is more fun!

What is your pregame routine?

I warm up by throwing the ball with my teammates and if I am the starting pitcher, I practice pitching.

What is your greatest sports accomplishment?

Winning two back to back travel baseball championships.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?

My favorite athlete is DJ LeMahieu because he gets on base when he really needs to.

What is your earliest sports memory?

I remember playing TBO with a tee in kindergarten. I did not like it because I wanted to hit off of a moving ball instead of a still ball.

What is the weirdest thing that has happened to you while playing ball?

When one of my teammates drank a lot of red Gatorade and had red teeth throughout the game. Everyone laughed about it.

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not playing sports?

Eating candy and playing video games.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

I am so excited to be in The Jewish Link!

The Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week will receive a 5% discount on their next order @Drink Up, order with https://forms.gle/yZy37A5hkHwhS3B88 at https://drinkitup.us/ or message Steve @ 201 578 7425. Please send nominees for an upcoming Drink Up Jewish Link Sportstar of the Week to [email protected].

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