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A Conversation with former ESPN The Magazine Editor-in-Chief at the JCC on Thurs., March 30

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The JCC of Central New Jersey is hosting a special discussion with former ESPN The Magazine editor-in-chief Gary Belsky, author of the new book On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody's Favorite Games on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. The discussion will be moderated by sports enthusiast Gary Schaefer, who is the Sports League Director of the JCC of Central NJ. 

The event is free for members of the JCC, but tickets for non-members are $10. For more information on this event, contact Randi Zucker at 908-889-8800 Ext. 253 or rzucker@jccnj.org.

About On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody's Favorite Games

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On the Origins of Sports is an illustrated book built around the original rules of 21 of the world’s most popular sports, from football and soccer to wrestling and mixed martial arts. Never before have the original rules for these sports coexisted in one volume. Brimming with history and miscellany, it is the ultimate sports book for the thinking fan.

Each sport’s chapter includes a short history, the sport’s original rules, and a deeper look into an element of the sport, such as the evolution of the baseball glove; sports with war roots; a compendium of sports balls; and iconic sports trophies.

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