About a month ago, each student athlete at The Frisch School in Paramus (yes, myself included – boys’ softball does in fact fall under the “sports” category) received in the mail an invitation to the annual Frisch Sports Breakfast on Sunday, May 16.
In all, nearly 300 students, family, and coaches attended the honorary breakfast.
“As a member of the boys varsity hockey, softball, and swim team, I felt it was my duty to attend the breakfast to show support for all the teams I have helped over the years at Frisch,” said senior Doniel Levie. “Oh, and of course the free breakfast aided in my decision as well.”
Sports journalist and Moriah alumnus Joshua Prager was the keynote speaker at the event. Prager was involved in an automobile accident that left him paralyzed. He nevertheless persevered and has since partially recovered from the accident. His speech inspired the crowd, as his message was the intertwined importance of religion and sports for young athletes.
Prager also retold several stories of his childhood obsession with baseball and the sometimes peculiar situations that arose between religion and sports. Prager has written several books and his articles have appeared in the New York Times.
“[Prager’s] speech was profoundly inspirational, and the food was profoundly delicious,” concluded Levie.