Charles Coates

Oldest (Local) Maccabiah Athlete Tells All

07/08/2005
Staff Writer
A friend of Charles Coates at the University of Illinois had some interesting news in early 1935. "Chuck, they're having a track meet in Palestine," Coates' buddy said. Coates, a sprinter since his elementary school and high school days in New York City, hadn't heard of the second Maccabiah Games. But an all-expenses-paid trip overseas sounded exciting.
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