CAMP ARIEL SHARON, Israel, Jan. 8 – Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot on Monday inaugurated a new athletics stadium at the IDF City of Training Bases (Camp Ariel Sharon) in Southern Israel, a facility made possible thanks to a $1 million donation by Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF).
The new stadium contains 1,200 seats, running tracks and an athletic field, and will be used for sporting activities and for the well-being of soldiers stationed at the base.
Also participating in the inauguration ceremony were FIDF Executive Director in Israel Brig. Gen. (Res.) Effi Idan; Head of the IDF Technology and Logistics Branch Maj. Gen. Yitzhak Turgeman; and Commander of the IDF City of Training Bases (Camp Ariel Sharon) Col. Avi Motola.
Please find below photos of the new stadium at the IDF Camp Ariel Sharon training base in Southern Israel. Photo Credit: IDF Camp Ariel Sharon
About Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF):
FIDF was established in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors as a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization with the mission of offering educational, cultural, recreational, and social programs and facilities that provide hope, purpose, and life-changing support for the soldiers who protect Israel and Jews worldwide. Today, FIDF has more than 150,000 loyal supporters, and 20 chapters throughout the United States and Panama. FIDF proudly supports IDF soldiers, families of fallen soldiers, and wounded veterans through a variety of innovative programs that reinforce the vital bond between the communities in the United States, the soldiers of the IDF, and the state of Israel. For more information, please visit:

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