loved, played and lived basketball!
|6'4" tall, Tomer's
dream and ambition was to play basketball. As a youngster, he was
constantly drawn to the game. He started training and playing in the
fifth grade for the different Hapoel Gilboa teams, and was
considered one of the best players. For a school project, he
traveled to Tel Aviv to interview Maccabi Tel Aviv team members. He
attended games and was captivated by the very special warm
atmosphere shown by the fans in the Yad Eliyahu sports stadium. Over
the years he became a devoted fan of Maccabi Tel Aviv and various
NBA teams. |
|In 2002, he trained
the Moledet junior team for the basketball league. Tomer coached
young kids on the court at Moledet, and had high hopes for them. He
instilled in them good sportsmanship, group effort, leadership and
all the other skills that he was so familiar with. It was in that
season that the team reached the semi-finals. |
therefore natural, that we choose to memorialize Tomer's name by
building a basketball court in the manner he would have conceived.
Our plan is to renew the basketball court in Moledet, where Tomer
spent many hours surrounded by his close friends. This court will
serve the children, as well as the adults of our community. A place
where we can play, meet and interact.
On Friday, March 10th, 2006, following Tomer’s memorial service, the cornerstone of the “Tomer Ron Basketball Court” was laid .
This court will be a home for the young athletes of Moledet, who will serve as an enduring legacy perpetuating the memory of Tomer who loved the game so much.
We would love to have tournaments between kids from the
Moshav and abroad, people who will have contributed to this project.
This is how we would like to carry on Tomer's name, a name well
Finally we are starting to construct the basketball court in Moledet in the memory of Tomer.
The work started on the 19th of October.
The court's plan:
Photos from the cornerstone ceremony: