Adam Goldstein, President & CEO of Royal Caribbean International, is a pretty good table tennis player…in fact, quite good.
So it was a natural for him to accept the ‘challenge’ by the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled (ISCD) to play against two of ISCD’s world-class players: 16 year-old Caroline Tabib and 21 year-old Daniel Bobrov. David Weissman, Florida Chairman of ISCD, worked closely with Aventura Comm. Billy Joel, ISCD Chairman, to ensure a successful event. Goldstein hosted this ‘Great Balls of Fire’ charity event aboard the Allure of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship. The tournament featured Caroline going head-to-head with Goldstein, while Daniel played against Adam Ceserano, Sr. Vice President, Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association.
With the crowd cheering all four players on, Caroline and Danny handily won both tournaments, and Goldstein and Ceserano graciously congratulated the winners, saying that they had no idea these youngsters were so incredibly talented.
“This event gave hundreds of people the opportunity to learn about the fabulous job that the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled does with children and adults who, through injury, war or disease, have various levels of physical disabilities,” said Aventura Commissioner Billy Joel, chair of the event. “The ISCD opens its doors to all faiths, religions and nationalities, and does a remarkable job of not only rehabilitation, but also of creating world-class champions in the sports arena.”