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Deaf Sports Federation decries lack of funds

By Kabelo Boranabi

Speaking to Mmegi Sport on the sidelines of the launch of the Deaf Basketball clinic hosted by Deaf International Basketball Federation (DIBF) in Gaborone yesterday, Moyo said his office encountered a lot of challenges daily but lack of money had been a core to problems.

Moyo said: “We deal with a lot challenges, but the main issue has been funds.

Read more: http://www.mmegi.bw/index.php?aid=59278&dir=2016/april/14

Source: Mmegi Online

Willie Ross School for the Deaf wins basketball championship

By Sean Teehan

LONGMEADOW — Middle school students at the Willie Ross School for the Deaf won their first ever basketball championship last month, beating out a school for deaf students in eastern Massachusetts.

The eight-member team began practice for this season in December, said Erica Kaftan, Assistant Director of Educational Services at Willie Ross.

Read more: http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/04/willie_ross_school_for_the_dea_5.html

Source: MassLive

LaVine donates 10K of dunk-contest winnings to deaf school

Many basketball fans know Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine for his high-flying dunks, most famously at the past two NBA dunk contests.

But to a school of deaf and hard of hearing students in St. Paul, the 21-year-old is something entirely different: A volunteer and now a benefactor.

Read more: http://www.foxsports.com/north/story/zach-lavine-metro-deaf-school-dunk-contest-winnings-040216

Source: FOX Sports

A mission more important than basketball

By Lance Allred

As a basketball player who valued education, I was often the butt of jokes in the locker room. Not that I minded; a college education gave my father the enlightenment to lead our family out of polygamy when I was 12 years old. Because of this, education has always been an important part of our lives. Both of my parents became school teachers and my older siblings received academic scholarships, with me being the lone jock in the family. Yet the pride of education would extend to me as well, the youngest, because the last thing I ever wanted to be was a clichéd athlete who didn’t care about school.

Read more: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/a-mission-more-important-than-basketball-170652968.html

Source: Yahoo Sports

NBA's First Deaf Player Pivots To Social Entrepreneurship

By Devin Thorpe

Lance Allred played professional basketball for a decade all around the world, including a stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008. Born legally deaf into a fundamentalist polygamous family, his life experience has been anything but typical. Now, with his playing days behind him, Allred is turning to social entrepreneurship.

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/devinthorpe/2016/03/16/nbas-first-deaf-player-pivots-to-social-entrepreneurship/#662da5cb42f8

Source: Forbes

DMV and Storm crowned EAAD champions

Eastern AADResults of the 71st Annual Men and 25th Annual Women EAAD (Eastern Athletic Association of the Deaf) basketball tournament hosted by New Jersey Community Center of the Deaf at Elmwood Park, New Jersey.

Saturday, March 12
Men Tournament
1st Round
#8 Rochester Energizers 58 #9 Crooklyn Code 43
#10 Showstoppers 97 #7 Fanwood Tornadoes 85

Championship Quarterfinals
#1 DMV Rochester #8 67 Rochester Energizers 54
#3 Empire City 92 #6 Apple City 64
#10 Showstoppers 97 #2 Rochester City Blazers 90
#4 Thunderbolts 75 #5 Maryland Blue Crabs 63

Championship Semifinals
#1 DMV 69 #4 Thunderbolts 51
#10 Showstoppers 107 #3 Empire City 85

Consolation Quarterfinals
#2 Rochester City Blazers 81 #9 Crooklyn Code 38
#8 Rochester Energizers 62 #7 Fanwood Tornadoes 61

Women Round Robin
East Storm 77 New Jersey Survivors 13
Lexington Liberty 90 New Jersey Survivors 39

Sunday, March 13
Men Tournament
Consolation Semifinals
#6 Apple City 65 #2 Rochester City Blazers 64 (OT)
#8 Rochester Energizers 2 #5 Maryland Blue Crabs 0 - Forfeit

Finals
#1 DMV 100 #10 Showstoppers 85 - Championship
#3 Empire City 79 #4 Thunderbolts 71 - 3rd Place
#8 Rochester Energizers 74 #6 Apple City 69 - 5th place

Women Championship
East Storm 76 Lexington Liberty 47

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