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GRACE’S GODFREY WILL REPRESENT USA

USADB InternationalFREDERICK, Md. – When the news finally came, she couldn’t stop smiling. And who could blame her?

Grace women’s basketball player Lauren Godfrey fulfilled a longtime dream this week when she was selected to the USA Deaf Women’s Basketball Team.

After a grueling three-day tryout process, Godfrey made the cut. She will now represent the red, white and blue on Team USA at the 2017 Deaflympics.

Read more: http://www.inkfreenews.com/2016/07/02/graces-godfrey-will-represent-usa/

Source: Ink Free News

Pan American Deaf basketball begins today at MSD

By Bill Cauley

2016 PanAM Deaf BasketballA former Maryland School for the Deaf and current Gallaudet University basketball player is among the 12-player United States men’s national team, which begins play today in the Pan American Deaf Basketball Games at MSD.

Shawn Harrington, a 6-foot-7 center, who was a standout for the Orioles in 2011, made the final cut on Wednesday. He seemed a little surprised he was able to make it through the two days of tryouts before being selected.

Read more: http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sports/level/amateur/pan-american-deaf-basketball-begins-today-at-msd/article_147d93d0-8f36-5dc6-905e-a1ad29992e07.html

Source: The Frederick News-Post

Neild Earns Tryout with USA Deaf Basketball International for 2017 Deaflympics

USADB InternationalNORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Incoming sophomore Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) of the Merrimack College women's basketball team will head to Maryland on Monday for a three-day tryout hosted by USA Deaf Basketball International, with a chance to win a spot on Team USA ahead of next summer's Deaflympics.

Read more: http://www.merrimackathletics.com/sports/wbkb/2015-16/releases/20160620o9ui88

Source: Merrimack Athletics

Deaf children benefit from Junior Nets basketball

CROWN HEIGHTS - The Junior Nets basketball program in Crown Heights is helping deaf children hone their life skills, according to organizers.

Participants say that basketball is a universal language through which they've learned teamwork, determination and confidence.

Read more: http://connecticut.news12.com/news/tri-state/st-francis-de-sales-school-for-the-deaf-concludes-from-junior-nets-basketball-program-1.11914991

Source: Connecticut News 12

ABA ADDS DEAF PROFESSIONAL TEAM

ATX WarriorsIndianapolis, IN. The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced that it has added the Texas “ATX” Warriors to its huge expansion for the upcoming season. The team will be based in Austin, TX. “I cannot tell you how excited we are to add the Warriors to our roster of teams,” stated ABA co-founder Joe Newman. “In a league where diversification and inclusion reign, it is fitting that the ABA adds a team made up of excellent players who also happen to be hearing impaired. As was recently shown on “Dancing with the Stars,” there is no limit to what people can do when they put their hearts to it.”

Read more: http://abaliveaction.com/2016/06/05/texas-atx-warriors/

Source: ABA Live Action

Zach LaVine wins NBA Cares Community Assist award for April

By Jon Krawczynski

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Zach LaVine's work with a school for the deaf is bringing an added benefit he never saw coming — the chance to help a new charity dedicated to his fallen coach.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/121e90df574e4b579f2403a2f28f28d8/zach-lavine-wins-nba-cares-community-assist-award-april#

Source: Associated Press

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