Beth El Sports Night

January 31, 2016, 5:00 pm
Congregation Beth El
8215 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD

Register today for the new, better than ever, Beth El Sports Night. This year we have excitement for everyone – families, singles, empty nesters, gray panthers, and kids. Plan to join us on Sunday, January 31, 5:00 pm for an evening featuring a discussion with local sports heroes, a silent auction, stadium food, a special appearance by the Bethesda Big Train mascot, and games for kids including foosball and “bank it basketball.”

Silent auction items will include tickets to the Washington Nationals and Bethesda Big Train and a Philadelphia Eagles football autographed by Malcolm Jenkins.

As for athletes, we are pleased to welcome Tré Johnson, a former Washington Redskin who now teaches at Landon School. Come hear about the transformation of a 300-pound offensive lineman into a history teacher.

Admission is $10 per adult and $5 for children. We’ll have great food, plus time for photos and autographs, chatting with the athletes, and lots of fun.

Celebrity Guests

Emcee: Rob Carlin
Anchor & Reporter for Comcast SportsNet

Rob Carlin

Rob Carlin and co-emcee Joe Beninati are returning to host Sports Night once again. Rob Carlin has been an integral part of Comcast SportsNet’s comprehensive regional sports coverage since joining the network in October 2011.

Carlin serves as an anchor and reporter for SportsNet Central, the network’s daily news show. He also contributes to the network’s marquee pre- and post-game shows as a reporter for Redskins Kickoff and Redskins Postgame Live and as a host for Capitals Central and Capitals Postgame Live.

Emcee: Joe Beninati
Capitals Play-by-Play Announcer

Joe Beninati

Joe Beninati and co-emcee Rob Carlin are returning to host Sports Night once again.

A seven-time Capital Region Emmy Award winner, Beninati also regularly provides play-by-play for Comcast SportsNet’s coverage of college sports, including football and basketball, and serves as the network’s announcer for its coverage of the Washington Kastles of WorldTeam Tennis.

 Tre Johnson
Offensive Tackle, Washington Redskins (1994-2000, 2002)

tre johnson

Edward Stanton Johnson, III is a former Offensive tackle who played for eight seasons for the Washington Redskins  1994 – 2000 and 2002) and one season with the Cleveland Browns (2001).  He played college football at Temple University where he earned a Bachlor’s and Master’s degree before being drafted in the second round of the 1994 NFL Draft. He was selected to the 1999 Pro Bowl. Currently, Tre is a history teacher and a coach at the Landon School.

  Yael Averbuch

Midfielder, Washington Spirit (National Women’s Soccer League) and the U.S. women’s national soccer team


Yael Averbuch grew up in Montclair, NJ and by the time she was nine she knew she wanted to be a professional soccer player… with her ultimate goal to play for the University of North Carolina and the U. S. Women’s National Team.

In 2005, Yael began her college career – and achieved the first part of her long-time goal: she began her college career at The University of North Carolina (UNC). She finished college and began her inaugural season of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). She was drafted to Sky Blue FC, based in her home state of New Jersey, and played for the team for the first two seasons. In the 2011 season, she signed with the Western NY Flash.

Since then she has played for professional teams in both Russia and most recently in Sweden for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC.

Silent Auction Items

  • Pittsburgh Steeler Antonio Brown signed lithograph
  • Washington Nationals 4 ticket package behind home plate with on-field batting practice access
  • Big Train 2016 season family pass
  • Philadelphia Eagle Malcolm Jenkins signed football
  • Tony Hawk signed skateboard
  • Carolina Panther Cam Newton signed jersey
  • Washington Capitals (2 for 2/22/16 vs Coyotes)
  • Philadelphia Eagle Fletcher Cox signed helmet wing decals
  • Pittsburgh Pirate package
  • Four passes to live showing of ESPN’s Around the Horn
  • Washington Nationals 4 club level seats (date TBD)
  • Washington Redskin Jamison Crowder signed football
  • SoulCycle certificate (spinning)
  • Solidcore certificate (pilates)
  • University of Maryland Head Basketball Coach Mark Turgeon signed basketball
  • University of Maryland Head Football Coach DJ Durkin signed football
  • Darrell Young autographed 8×10 photograph
  • Redskins #1 Fan Chief Zee 8×10 photograph
  • Two DC United tickets to opening game March 20
  • Michael Jordan signed 1986 Fleer Rookie Card Blow Up
  • Jack Nicklaus lithograph by Peter Max (signed by both)
  • Sculpt Studio gift card
  • University of Maryland football tickets (2 vs Purdue at midfield on 10/1 plus parking)
  • Washington Capitals team-signed 2015 Winter Classic jersey
  • …and more!


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