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Archives from March 2011

2011 SEAAD Regional Basketball Tournament

Posted by on in Deaf Florida Event

The 2011 SEAAD Regional Basketball Tournament was held from March 3rd to the 5th, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. Gracias VRS was there to witness the 65th Annual Men’s and 21st Annual Women’s Regional Basketball Tournament. During the event, Gracias VRS Deaf Representatives had the opportunity to engage with the participants at the event.

Gracias VRS believes that the Deaf Community should have the right to choose which piece...

Deaf Spotlight: Lance Collin Allred

Posted by on in Deaf Spotlight

Lance Collin Allred was born February 2, 1981. Allred was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but he spent his very early years growing up on an isolated compound in Montana. He is nearly 7 feet tall and his listed weight is 255 pounds. He is the first Deaf American basketball player in NBA history. He is also the author of Longshot: The Adventures of a Deaf Fundamentalist Mormon Kid and His Journey to the NBA, his memoir/autobiography...

Orlando: Deaf Basketball March Madness

Posted by on in National News & Events, Video

Press Release

Gracias VRS – Video Event Announcement

Video Translation as follows: Welcome to Gracias VRS News! March is basketball madness month and it starts with a very important event for the deaf: the 2011 Southeast Athletic Association for the Deaf Basketball Tournament.

Different teams will compete for the first place. Frequently people think basketball competition only for men but that’s not true – we...